According to the sources, the first Assam Vande Bharat Express train is expected to run between Guwahati in Assam and New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal in the first week of May 2023.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the first Vande Bharat Express Train for Assam soon. Before the launch of Guwahati New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has already started working on all the necessary work to make it a grand launch. During the trial run, Vande Bharat Express reached a speed of 180 km per hour. Vande Bharat Express is running at a maximum speed of 160 km per hour.
The new Assam Vande Bharat train will run at a top speed of 110 km per hour. The rate of the Vande Bharat train depends on many factors; that’s why the pace on every route is different. The speed of Vande Bharat Express is higher as compared to other trains in India because the rolling stock capacity is very high in the Vande Bharat train. Rolling stock capacity is one of the important factors in the speed taken by train.
Assam Vande Bharat Train Timing
The Assam Vande Bharat Train is supposed to run from New Jalpaiguri to Guwahati and then back from Guwahati to New Jalpaiguri. The train has not yet been launched, and hence much is not known about the exact timing of the train. However, if we go by the reports from trusted sources, then the train will start from the New Jalpaiguri station at 6:30 AM sharp.
It will reach the Guwahati station at 12:30 PM, which is amazing and probably the least time taken by any train to travel in this route. To come back from Guwahati to New Jalpaiguri, the train will leave from Guwahati at 2:30 PM sharp and then reach at 8:30 PM. The train will take 6 hours for both the to and fro journey.
Assam Vande Bharat Train Stops
The Assam Vande Bharat Express is one of a kind and hence it will not stop at most stations to enhance the efficiency. After the train has successfully completed the trail run, the actual stops will be announced as well. If we go by the media reports, the stops between New Jalpaiguri and Guwahati will be just New Coochbehar and New Bongaigaon. When the train comes back from Guwahati to New Jalpaiguri, the stops are the same.
Assam Vande Bharat Train Route
As we have mentioned, the Assam Vande Bharat is the first in this terrain and hence it is quite a well-anticipated one as well. The route is one of the most important ones and it will open up the gateway for North East India. The launch of the Assam Vande Bharat Express will make sure that travellers will be able to traverse very easily from New Jalpaiguri and Guwahati.
For those who do not know, the New Jalpaiguri station is the spot which will connect the northeastern parts of India. It will cross stations like Coochbehar, Bongaigaon and similar others on the way. The total distance to cover between New Jalpaiguri and Guwahati station is 410 Km and the Assam Vande Bharat does it in 6 hours!