Modi flags off two Vande Bharat trains from Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off two Vande Bharat trains, one between Mumbai and Solapur and another between Mumbai and Shirdi. The inauguration ceremony was held in Mumbai, with Union Railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in attendance.

“For the 1st time 2 Vande Bharat trains launched. They’ll connect financial centres like Mumbai & Pune to centres of our devotion. It’ll benefit college-going & office-going people, farmers & devotees”, the prime minister said.

“Vande Bharat train is a magnificent picture of today’s modern India. It’s a reflection of India’s speed & scale. You can see the speed with which the country is launching Vande Bharat. 10 trains launched”, he added.

“A gift of 2 Vande Bharat together, that too from the historic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. Work has begun to make this an int’l level terminus”, Vaishnaw said.