Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off Vande Bharat Express train in Gorakhpur in the presence of state CM Yogi Adityanath. The PM said that leaders from across the country are requesting Vande Bharat trains to be run from their region.
Terming the Vande Bharat train as a boon to middle class society, PM Narendra Modi said that these trains have “given a new flight to the middle class of the country with facilities and amenities”.
Gorakhpur-Lucknow Vande Bharat Express will connect the city of Baba Gorakhnath to the city of Lord Ram, Ayodhya and the city of Nawabs, Lucknow. Also, tourist places like Kushinagar, Siddharthnagar Sant Kabir Nagar, a town of the 15th-century mystic poet ‘Kabir’, will benefit from improved connectivity.
The forthcoming blue-and-white Gorakhpur-Lucknow Vande Bharat Express is a semi-high-speed train that would create a crucial link between the cities of Gorakhpur, also known as Baba Gorakhnath’s city, and Lucknow, also known as the city of Nawabs.