Passengers on this high-speed train can save up to two hours compared to regular express trains, making it a time-efficient option, as stated by railway officials.
With eight coaches, the Vande Bharat train will only stop at Trichy and Madurai stations during its journey.
Meanwhile, the Divisional Manager of Madurai has inspected Kallur, Palayamkottai, and Cheranmahadevi railway stations to identify possible locations for the maintenance facility of the Vande Bharat Express.
On April 8, Prime Minister Modi had flagged off the Chennai-Coimbatore Vande Bharat Express.
The train, the first to connect two Tamil Nadu cities, offers modern features and passenger amenities, including enhanced safety with the indigenous automatic train protection system 'KAVACH', CCTV cameras in all coaches, and automatic sliding doors.
The Vande Bharat Express, India's semi-high-speed train, now operates in all rail-electrified states across the country. It has transformed rail travel, providing state-of-the-art amenities and reducing travel time for passengers.
The first Vande Bharat Express was flagged off on February 15, 2019, between New Delhi and Varanasi.
Manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai, the train set exemplifies the 'Make in India' initiative and showcases India's engineering prowess.