PM Modi to flag off Vijawada-Chennai Vande Bharat Express

Importantly, the train goes via Renigunta, providing an opportunity to pilgrim passengers from both the States to visit the temple town of Tirupati.

Published: 24th September 2023 09:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2023 09:46 AM   |  A+A-

The eight-car Tirunelveli-Chennai Egmore Vande Bharat is expected to  cover a distance of 650  kilometres in eight hours | file picture

Vande Bharat: Image used for representational purposes.

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually flag off the train service of the Vijayawada - Chennai - Vijayawada Vande Bharat regular train, on Sunday.The train, which is the first Vande Bharat train between Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and third from AP, will connect the two major cities — Vijayawada and Chennai.

This indigenous semi high speed train will start from Vijayawada railway station and reach Puratchi Thalaivar Dr M G Ramachandran Central Railway Station in Chennai city, with stoppage facility at Tenali, Ongole, Nellore and Renigunta railway stations, providing rail passengers the option to travel to either cities in both directions. Importantly, the train goes via Renigunta, providing an opportunity to pilgrim passengers from both the States to visit the temple town of Tirupati.

The train is composed of eight coaches (seven AC chair car coaches and one executive chair car coach) with the carrying capacity of 530 passengers. The train will be in service six days in a week, except Tuesday. The train starts at 5:30 hr in Chennai and reaches Vijayawada at 12:10 hr. On the way round, it starts from Vijayawada at 15:20 hr and reaches Chennai at 22 hr.  Railway officials stated that train provides fastest connectivity between Vijayawada and Chennai with a travel time of 6 hours 40 min.

Filled with latest state-of-the-art technological features, it provides the most convenient, comfortable and safe travel option for the passengers from all the two connecting Southern states. It also gives a fillip to the socio-economic development of the people in the region by expanding employment opportunities and strengthening the inter-dependencies between the people of the two southern states, they added.Detailed fares can be obtained through IRCTC website and at reservation counters.

Follow The New Indian Express channel on WhatsApp


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp