A new Vande Bharat train was inaugurated on December 11, 2022. It will operate on the Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh)-Nagpur (Maharashtra) route. It will be operated by the Southeast Central Railways and will have scheduled stops at Raipur, Durg and Gondia. In another development, the Secunderabad-VijayawadaVande Bharat is likely to be launched in 2023. IR aims to inaugurate 75 Vande Bharat trains by August 2023.