Besides 40 ‘Made In India’ Vande Bharat, Railways To Float Rs 38,000 Cr Global Tender To Acquire 60 More Trains By 2022


Besides 40 ‘Made In India’ Vande Bharat, Railways To Float Rs 38,000 Cr Global Tender To Acquire 60 More Trains By 2022

Indian Railway (IR) will shortly be floating a global tenders to acquire 60 160km/h tEMUs (Electric multiple unit) at an estimated cost of Rs 38000 crores for use on main line services, Rail Journal reported. Seven of the aluminium-body distributed-traction trains will be imported, while the remainder is set to be manufactured in India under a technology transfer arrangement.

Rail Journal quoted a senior IR official as saying that the tenders will be issued anytime now so that the first of these fast-moving trains procured under the tender can commence commercial operations by 2022.

In 2016, IR unveiled Mission Raftaar a multi-pronged strategy for running high-speed trains (with a speed of over 300 kmph), semi high-speed trains (160 to 200 kmph), increasing the speed of existing trains and introducing train sets similar to Train-18.

As part of this project, IR will acquire 100 new trains by 2022. India’s fastest train – the Vande Bharat Express – currently clocks a top speed of 160km/h Read More

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