Exclusive: 100 Vande Bharat trains by 2024; Indian Railways sets ball rolling for new train sets
Indian Railways has set the ball rolling for manufacturing 100 Vande Bharat Express train sets by March 2024. PM Narendra Modi had in his Independence Day announced that 75 Vande Bharat trains will connect major towns by 15 August 2023. The national transporter has now issued the tender for propulsion sy ems and other equipment of 58 Vande Bharat rakes, learns TOI. A contract for equipment of 44 Vande Bharat rakes was already awarded to Medha Servo earlier this year. With this, Indian Railways aims to roll out 102 Vande Bharat trains by early 2024, a source told TOI.
Vande Bharat is a luxury air-conditioned chair-car service which looks similar to high-speed trains. Designed for speeds of up to 160 kmph, and tested at 180 kmph, Vande Bharat trains are self-propelled "engineless" train sets. Its faster acceleration and deceleration results in reduced train travel time.
Some of its passenger friendly features include; European-style seats, aircraft-style personalised reading lights, diffused LED lighting, GPS-based infotainment sy ems, modular bio-toilets, fully sealed gangways for dust-free environment, centrally controlled entry/et doors with sliding footsteps, mini pantry, cushioned luggage racks, 360 degree rotating seats in Executive class, divyang friendly toilet and automatic sliding cabin doors.
The tender, accessed by TOI, is for design, development, manufacture, supply, integration, testing and commissioning of IGBT-based 3-phase propulsion, control and other equipment of the Vande Bharat rakes. It will be closed in October this year. The pre-bid conference for this will be held in September.
According to the tender, tentatively, 30 rakes will be manufactured at ICF Chennai and 14 each at MCF Raebareli and RCF Kapurth. The first two Vande Bharat trains running on the Delhi-Varanasi and Delhi-Katra routes have been manufactured at ICF, Chennai.
根据标书，暂定30列车厢将在金奈ICF生产，14列将在MCF Raebareli和RCF Kapurth生产。在德里-瓦拉纳西和德里-卡特拉线路上运行的前两列“致敬印度”号列车是在金奈的ICF生产的。
Kabul Se Pathan
Only Modi can do it, Others will take India to Bullock Cart era.
Bullock Cart Bhakt
We need bullock cart. Petrol prices are very high.
Corrupt congress kutra
Vande Mataram. Jai Bharat. Jai BJP. Jai Modiji.
Dr Vidyadhar Yellutla
Instead of rewarding Modi who is transforming India with 100 lakh crore rs in infrastructure, still some educated forum members here disregard his performance and advocate in favor of poor performer Rahul baba.
Well done Prime minister.. So proud of you
Modi invented the train? Why modi selling India's assets?
This is indeed wonderful news as it has never happened in the history of Indian railways. I wish and hope the progress happens as decided. We are all looking forward to the good days ahead.
Super. Make In India. Manufacture In India. Good luck.
D K Dubey
this is how development reaches to common man deserving middle class else rest is just wasted to please vers
Nothing going to happen...all are 2024 ion drs
Even more important achievement of current Govt is the the conversion of all trains to 100% bio Toilet, ensuring that fecal matter is not dropped on tracks. In the long run this will not save tracks from corrosion, it will reduce the spread of many diseases that are transmitted by feces.
Good going! Modi hai toh Mumkin hai! Hope citizens also upgrade their civic sense and hygine habits to use such infrastructure!
SAMPATH KUMAR Kumar
and sell them to Anil Ambani to half price by BJP
Do it, promises are false.
Need More Land
Bharat is Building!
Modi has made train fares equal to Air fares, even 3AC tickets of Premium trains are costlier than Air fares if Air ticket is booked in advance. Pure Bhasan Jivi, so Arrogant he doesn't care for anyone. ...
Railways is being dest yed.....
all the best team Modi
Thanks to Modi go nment.
China just unveiled new bullet train which travels at 600 km per hour..
Wait Till 2025 At Least .
Any update on bullet train project.