New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off the Vande Bharat Express train running between Gandhinagar and Mumbai. Modi flagged off the train from Gandhinagar railway station around 10.30 am, an official said. After this, the PM travelled in a train from Gandhinagar to Kalupur railway station.
PM Modi also flagged off the Ahmedabad Metro and traveled in it. During this, he interacted with passengers present there. There is a program to address the public meeting here.
“PM @narendramodi is on board the Vande Bharat Express from Gandhinagar to Ahmedabad. People from different walks of life, including those from the Railways family, women entrepreneurs and youngsters are his co-passengers on this journey,” PMO office wrote in a tweet.
The train will provide passengers with an aircraft-like experience and has modern safety measures, including armour technology, the official said. The indigenously built armor prevents collisions between technological trains.
PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Gujarat. Assembly elections are due by the end of this year. The BJP has been in power in the state for nearly three decades.