The Integral Coach Factory (ICF) here will take up design, development and production of Train 19, a semi-high speed train having sleeper coaches this financial year, said Rajesh Agarwal, Member (Rolling Stock), Railway Board, here on Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters at ICF, Agarwal said the first rake of Train 18, rechristened as Vande Bharat Express was introduced between Delhi and Varanasi in February and has been running with cent per cent occupancy.
“Train 19 rakes will replace the Rajdhani trains and we are hopeful of rolling out the first rake this year,” he said.
Agarwal said railway board had granted approval to ICF to produce 40 rakes of Train 18 and there was no proposal to shift the manufacturing of train sets to other units. Read More