West Bengal is set to get its second semi-high speed Vande Bharat express train, which is most likely to run in the busy Howrah-Puri route.
A South Eastern Railway official said that a trial run of a newly-allocated rake was being held on the Howrah-Puri route on Friday (April 28).
The route and date of commencement of service of the Vande Bharat express train was yet to be received officially, he said.
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“We have received a Vande Bharat rake from the ICF, Perambur, and a trial run is being held today on the Howrah-Puri route,” he said.
This would be the second Vande Bharat express train that West Bengal will get, with the first running on the Howrah-New Jalpaiguri route since December 30, 2022.
With pilgrims and tourists flocking to Puri, the abode of Lord Jagannath, throughout the year from the West Bengal capital, the new semi-high speed train is likely to be an instant hit among the visitors, travel operators said.
(With inputs from agencies)