VANDE BHARAT EXPRESS – A WELCOME RECHRISTENING : DEFINITELY SOUNDS MORE PATRIOTIC than Train 18 :
780 KM – 8 Hrs – Almost on an average 100 KM per Hour .
Look out for the other features in the attachments .
Commercial features :
Cost for 780 KM – CC 1,760 @ Rs. 2.24 / KM , Compares well for the Speed and the comfort features of Shatabdi [Chennai – Bengaluru 362 KM Rs. 755 @ Rs. 2.08 / KM#
# Shatabdi prices are subject to Flexi fare up to Rs. 1050 @ 2.9 /KM if you are not the Early Bird.
Sincere hope and request from the rail minister :
*SINCERELY HOPE FLEXI FARES WILL NOT BE INTRODUCED WHEN THE TRAIN BECOMES POPULAR .
* QUOTAS WILL BE REALISTIC AND MINIMAL SO THAT NO BERTH/ SEAT GO VACANT & INCURS LOSS FOR THE RAILWAYS .
* NO DOUBT THE TICKETS ARE @ 2.24 /KM , SO PUNCTUALITY SHOULD BE ENSURED . BUT NOT AT THE COST OF OTHER PASSENGERS’ TRAVELLING TIME WITH LESS COSTLY TICKETS IN OTHER TRAINS .
In other words the other trains shouldn't be halted or delayed to facilitate the Vande Bharat Express. more