Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said that the new Vande Bharat train running between Una and Delhi will greatly benefit the people of Punjab, Himachal and Haryana who travel to Delhi or other cities for work. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag- off the fourth Vande Bharat train on October 13 at the Una Railway Station and chief minister Khattar along with his Cabinet colleagues will travel from Chandigarh to Ambala in the Vande Bharat train, an official spokesperson said. The Vande Bharat Express train will not only make the journey comfortable but also reduce the travelling distance as the train is expected to cover Chandigarh-Delhi distance in about three hours. Several changes made in the new Vande Bharat trains to make travel safer and more comfortable include reclining seats. It is also equipped with an automatic fire sensor and CCTV cameras. This will be India’s fourth Vande Bharat train, while the three other trains currently running are between Ahmedabad-Mumbai, New Delhi-Varanasi and New Delhi- Mata Vaishno Devi Katara, the spokesperson said.
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: At least five people, including two children from Karnal, are stuck near Gunji in Uttarakhand for the last one week due to bad weather conditions. In a video message, Virender Arya, one of the victims, said there are a total of 50 persons stuck there and five of them were from Karnal. He said they are stranded for the past eight days due to landslides and snowfall. He has sought the intervention of Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar to take immediate steps so that they could be airlifted at the earliest.