Indian Railways is all set to bring exciting updates for passengers, particularly those frequently traveling between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The much-anticipated Vande Bharat Express is expected to hit speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour, enhancing the travel experience and reducing transit times significantly.


Key Updates:

1. Speed Enhancement on Mumbai-Ahmedabad Route:

  • Launch Date: Starting from March, the Vande Bharat Express will operate at a speed of 160 km/h on the Mumbai to Ahmedabad route.
  • Current Progress: Western Railway has nearly completed the necessary upgrades on this route to support the increased speeds.
  • Impact: This speed boost is anticipated to reduce the travel time between the two cities by half an hour, marking a significant improvement in efficiency and convenience for passengers.


2. Expansion of Vande Bharat Express:

  • Background: Since its inaugural launch in 2019, the Vande Bharat Express began its journey between New Delhi and Varanasi. Over time, it has expanded to over 40 routes across India.
  • Future Plans: There are plans to introduce the Vande Bharat Express to many more states, further expanding its network and accessibility.


3. Additional Services:

  • New Operation Day: The Vande Bharat Express from Dehradun to New Delhi will now also run on Wednesdays, addressing a long-standing demand from passengers for increased service days.
  • Approval: This new service day has been officially approved by the Ministry of Railways, as announced by Rajya Sabha MP Kalpana Saini.


4. Mission Raftaar:

  • Objective: Under Mission Raftaar, Indian Railways is working to increase the speed of freight, mail, superfast, and express trains by at least 25 km/h, aiming to enhance the overall efficiency of the railway network.


5. Shatabdi Express Upgrade:

  • In addition to the Vande Bharat Express, the Shatabdi Express is also being prepared to run at speeds of up to 160 km/h on the same Mumbai to Ahmedabad route.



These developments are part of Indian Railways’ ongoing efforts to modernize and improve the railway system, making travel faster, more efficient, and more comfortable for millions of passengers. The Vande Bharat Express, with its enhanced speed and expanded service, is at the forefront of this transformation, promising to redefine inter-city travel in India

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