Secunderabad-Tirupati Vande Bharat Express To Be Flagged Off By PM Modi Tomorrow, To Reduce Travel Time By Over Three Hours


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off Tirupati-Secunderabad Vande Bharat Express on Saturday (8 April).

The Vande Bharat Express, connecting IT city Hyderabad with the abode of Lord Venkateswara, Tirupati, is the second Vande Bharat train to be started from Telangana within a short span of three months.

The train will reduce the travel time between the two cities by almost three and half hours and will be particularly beneficial for pilgrims, according to a PMO release.

Earlier in January, PM Modi had flagged off India’s eighth Vande Bharat Express between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam.

PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone for redevelopment of Secunderabad Railway Station.

The redevelopment of Secunderabad Railway Station, to be done at a cost of Rs 720 crores, is being planned such that it will undergo a massive makeover with world-class amenities and aesthetically designed iconic station building, the PMO said.

The redeveloped station will have double-level spacious roof plaza with all passenger amenities at one place along with multimodal connectivity for providing seamless transfer of passengers from rail to other modes among others.

During the programme, Prime Minister Modi will also flag-off 13 new Multi-Modal Transport Service (MMTS) services in the suburban section of Hyderabad–Secunderabad twin city region, providing commuters with a fast, convenient and comfortable travel option.

He will also dedicate to the nation the doubling and electrification of Secunderabad–Mahabubnagar project. The project stretching for a distance of over 85 km has been completed at a cost of nearly Rs 1,410 crores, and will provide seamless connectivity and assist in enhancing the average speed of trains.

PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of AIIMS Bibinagar, Hyderabad.

AIIMS Bibinagar is being developed at the cost of more than Rs 1,350 crore.

According to the PMO, the establishment of AIIMS Bibinagar is an important milestone in providing comprehensive, quality and holistic tertiary care health services to the people of Telangana at their doorstep.