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Vande Bharat Express Train

Vande Bharat Express train runs on a rail bridge towards Katra, in Jammu.

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Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims on board Vande Bharat Express chant slogans as the train leaves for Katra town, from Jammu railway station in Jammu.

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The Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express during its flag-off ceremony from New Delhi Railway Station, in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah being offered tea in a kulhad (earthen cup) by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal during the flag-off ceremony of the Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express from the New Delhi Railway Station, in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal before the flag-off ceremony of the Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express from the New Delhi Railway Station, in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah flags off the semi -high-speed train Vande Bharat Express from the New Delhi Railway Station, in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah before the launch of the semi -high-speed train Vande Bharat Express before its flags off ceremony at New Delhi Railway Station, in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah inside a coach of the semi -high-speed train Vande Bharat Express before its flags off ceremony at New Delhi Railway Station, in New Delhi. The first commercial run of the Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express will be on October 5 and booking of tickets is open on the IRCTC website. The train will bring down the travel time between Delhi and Katra, the last station on the way to Vaishno Devi temple, to eight hours from 12 hours.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah flags off the semi -high-speed train Vande Bharat Express, from the New Delhi Railway Station, in New Delhi. Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister of State (independent charge) for PMO Jitendra Singh are also seen.

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An inside view of the 2nd Vande Bharat Express train, which will run between Delhi and Katra (Jammu & Kashmir, during a press preview at Safdarjung Railway Station, in New Delhi. The train will be flagged off by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Oct. 5.

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The 2nd Vande Bharat Express train, which will run between Delhi and Katra (Jammu & Kashmir, during a press preview at Safdarjung Railway Station, in New Delhi. The train will be flagged off by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Oct. 5.

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The Vande Bharat Express, during its trial run between Delhi and Katra, arrives at Jammu Tawi railway station.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Union Minister Vijay Goel, former BJP president Murli Manohar Joshi, BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and others observe two-minute silence to mourn the death of at least 39 martyred CRPF personnel before flagging off the Vande Bharat Express from the New Delhi Railway Station, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Chairman of the Railway Board Vinod Kumar Yadav during the flag off ceremony of Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, at New Delhi Railway Station. The train will run between Delhi-Varanasi.

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Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, leaves from New Delhi Railway Station after its flag off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi (unseen).

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, at New Delhi Railway Station. The train will run between Delhi-Varanasi.

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