Vande Bharat train: The Vande Bharat Express train occupies the top position in the Indian high-speed train ecosystem. Presently Vande Bharat trains are operating on 4 routes across the country.
The Vande Bharat Express train occupies the top position in the Indian high-speed train ecosystem. Presently Vande Bharat trains are operating on 4 routes across the country. In the coming time, work is going on on the plan to increase the scope of operation of this train.
Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav had recently told that the government is planning to start 475 Vande Bharat Express trains in the country by 2025. Along with this, the Ministry of Railways has issued a tender for making 200 new rakes for the new generation Vande Bharat trains. According to official information, the total tender cost is around Rs 26,000 crore. Not only this, it is also being said that this project will have to be completed in just 30 months.
Will get the gift of sleeper coach
Five major companies namely BHEL, BML, Medha, RVNL and Alstom India have shown their interest in this project. Significantly, these 200 rakes of Vande Bharat will be designed only for sleeper class. Also, the train could be made with an aluminum body and could be 2-3 tonnes lighter than the previous version of the trains.
There will be an increase in facilities
These trains will have only sleeper class coaches with Wi-Fi facility. Each coach will have LED screens providing passenger information and infotainment. The newly designed Vande Bharat Express trains will have a photo-catalytic ultraviolet air purification system, which will also be fitted for air purification.
Comfortable and safe travel
These trains will also have automatic fire sensors, CCTV cameras and GPS systems to make travel safer and more comfortable. Significantly, Vande Bharat Express trains give an aircraft-like travel experience. All trains are equipped with advanced state-of-the-art security features. Which also includes the indigenously developed Train Collision Avoidance System-Kavach. Railway officials are saying that these trains are a game changer for rail development projects in the country.