Kerala's first Vande Bharat Express: PM Modi will not be part of inaugural ride

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Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Thiruvananthapuram: The flag-off ceremony of Kerala’s first Vande Bharat Express will take place on April 25 at 10.30 am. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the ceremony, but will not be part of the inaugural ride.

The prime minister will arrive in the state on Monday as part of his two-day visit. He will participate in a roadshow at the Naval Base in Kochi at 5.30 pm and later speak at the ‘Yuvam’ conclave at Sacred Hearts College grounds.

On Tuesday, Modi will arrive at Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station around 10.15 am for the flag-off ceremony of the Vande Bharat Express. He will attend the ceremony for 20 minutes and then interact with around 25 selected students at the station.

At 11 am, Modi will arrive at the central stadium and inaugurate several developmental projects including Kochi Water Metro. Following this, he will head back to Surat at 12.40 pm. Meanwhile, the prime minister will also interact with BJP leaders in Kochi.

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