As the monsoon season arrives in India, the heavy rains significantly impact railway services, causing waterlogging on tracks and disrupting train movements. Anticipating these challenges, Konkan Railway has made an important announcement regarding the operation of certain trains.

Schedule Changes for Vande Bharat and Tejas Express ๐Ÿš†๐Ÿ“…

According to a Lokmat News report, the Vande Bharat Express and Tejas Express running on the Konkan Railway line will operate only three days a week from June 10, 2024, until the end of October. This decision aims to mitigate the disruptions caused by the monsoon.


  • Affected Trains:
    • Mumbai CSMT – Madgaon Vande Bharat Express (22229/22230)
    • Mumbai CSMT – Madgaon Tejas Express (22119/22120)


Potential New Vande Bharat Routes ๐Ÿš€

Indian Railways plans to introduce new Vande Bharat train services in the near future. These new routes will enhance connectivity between key cities. Some of the proposed routes include:

  • Mumbai and Suburban Cities: Vande Bharat Metro service
  • Kanpur-Lucknow: Vande Bharat Metro
  • Delhi-Meerut: Vande Bharat Metro
  • Mumbai-Lonavala: Vande Bharat Metro


  • Varanasi-Prayagraj: Vande Bharat Metro
  • Puri-Bhubaneswar: Vande Bharat Metro
  • Dehradun-Kathgodam: Vande Bharat
  • Agra-Mathura-Vrindavan: Vande Bharat Metro


Upcoming Trials for Vande Bharat Trains ๐Ÿ›ค๏ธ

Indian Railways is set to begin trial runs for short-distance Vande Bharat Metro trains in July, marking a significant step towards enhancing regional connectivity.

Additionally, trials for the sleeper version of the Vande Bharat train will start next month, covering routes over 1,000 kilometers. The Vande Bharat Metro trains, designed for distances of 100-250 kilometers, will connect approximately 124 cities.

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