The Indian Railways is set to enhance its Vande Bharat Express services, with the Delhi Division taking significant steps. The Railway Board has approved the redevelopment of the Bijwasan and Shakurpur depots to support the increasing number of these modern trains.


Key Developments for Vande Bharat Express

  • Delhi currently operates ten Vande Bharat Express trains, with four under the Delhi Division.
  • The Railway Board has sanctioned plans to redevelop two depots – Bijwasan and Shakurpur – for the maintenance of these trains.
  • The upcoming Sleeper Vande Bharat trains, which will soon commence operations, are also a part of this expansion.


Facilities at the New Depots

  • The new depot at Bijwasan Railway Station will be state-of-the-art.
  • Both depots will not only provide maintenance but also have workshops for repair work.
  • A simulator for loco pilot training is also planned, ensuring comprehensive training for operating the trains.


Routes of Vande Bharat Express from Delhi

  • The Vande Bharat Express currently operates on several routes, including Delhi to Varanasi, Delhi to Katra, Delhi to Una, Nizamuddin to Rani Kamalapati, and more.
  • Upcoming routes will also include Sleeper Vande Bharat trains, adding comfort to long-distance travel.


Impact of Redevelopment

  • The redevelopment is aimed at increasing efficiency in maintaining the Vande Bharat fleet.
  • It is a part of the larger initiative to modernize Indian Railways and enhance the passenger experience.


The redevelopment of the Bijwasan and Shakurpur depots is a significant move by the Delhi Division to support the growing fleet of Vande Bharat Express trains.

These ultra-modern depots are expected to play a crucial role in the maintenance and operation of these high-speed trains, marking a significant step in the modernization of Indian Railways.

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