Indian Railways flagship “Vande Bharat Express”
trains have been getting considerable patronage by the rail users in this part of north Bengal,
Assam and other parts of the Northeastern states of the country, Northeast Frontier Railway sources said.
” The Vande Bharat trains have registered exceptional occupancy rates
from the originating station as well as at enroute stations since
NFR CPRO Sabyasachi De said.
With the operation indigenously built semi-super speed trains the
commuters in Assam, people of Northeastern parts of the country are
experiencing speed and comfort while travelling by rail. In Northeast first Vande Bharat
was inaugurated by Prime Ministeri Narendra Modi on May 29, 2023 and
the train has registered exceptional occupancy rates from the originating station as
well as at enroute stations since its inauguration.
Train no. 22227/22228 (New Jalpaiguri – Guwahati – New Jalpaiguri)
Vande Bharat Express connecting New Jalpaiguri with the Gateway to the
Northeast, Guwahati, has greatly reduced the average travel time of passengers of both the
directions by nearly one and half hour.
” Welcomed by traders and businessmen apart from various sections of
people around New Cooch Behar, New Alipurduar, Kokrajhar and New
Bongaigaon, the service is registering good patronage since its
introduction,” he p[ointed out.
Train no. 22227 (New Jalpaiguri – Guwahati) Vande Bharat Express has
registered 96.93 percent occupancy and train no. 22228 (Guwahati – New
Jalpaiguri) Vande Bharat Express has registered an average occupancy of 93 pc
since its inception till September, 13, 2023.