Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to flag off the first Vande Bharat Express of the northeast, connecting Guwahati and New Jalpaiguri, on April 14, a senior official said on Friday.
The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has already begun preparatory work for the grand launch of the fastest train of India in this region.
“Yes, it is true that Vande Bharat Express will be launched soon in Northeast. We are targeting April 14 to launch this special train when the prime minister will be visiting Guwahati,” the official told PTI on condition of anonymity.
It may be noted that PM Modi is also scheduled to officially inaugurate the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on the same day.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on March 23 informed that the construction of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Guwahati’s Changsari area is 90 percent complete.
He announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be officially inaugurating the hospital on April 14.
The PM, during his visit, is also set to witness a Bihu performance by 11,140 dancers and drummers, in their attempt to register it as the “largest recital of the folk dance form” in Guinness World Records.