Northeast India will begin service this month as part of the ambitious Indian Railways plan to deploy 400 Vande Bharat Express trains across the nation. Inauguration of the high-speed railway, which will travel 410 km from New Jalpaiguri to Guwahati, is anticipated to take place with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in attendance.
On practically all of its current routes, the Vande Bharat Express, which is renowned for its speed and amenities, has a high capacity rate. With only four intermediate stops—New Alipurduar, Kokrajhar, New Bongaigaon, and Kamakhya—the New Jalpaiguri–Guwahati Vande Bharat Express will complete the journey in just six hours. This train will run six days a week at a semi-high speed.
The 22227 train will leave New Jalpaiguri at 6:10 in the morning and arrive in Guwahati at 12:00. With stops in Kamakhya (4:42 pm), New Bongaigaon (6:48 am), Kokrajhar (7:11 am), and New Alipurduar (8:06 am), the return service, train number 22228, would leave Guwahati at 4:30 pm and arrive in New Jalpaiguri at 10:20 pm.
There are already Vande Bharat Expresses running between New Jalpaiguri and Howrah in West Bengal and Howrah and Puri in Odisha. The Howrah-Puri route is the nation’s seventeenth semi-high-speed train route. The popular Vande Bharat Express network is being expanded by Indian Railways, as seen by the inclusion of the New Jalpaiguri-Guwahati route.