Vande Bharat Express, India’s first indigenous semi high-speed train has come to a grinding halt at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai days after Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal praises its quality.
The train is designed and to be developed by a Chennai-based Railways Production unit, Integral Coach Factory in just 18 months which also includes the in-house design and manufacture, computer modelling and working, etc. But all productions have been halted.
The objective was to roll out a world-class train at the lowest possible cost and highest output in terms of operational efficiency, safety, and comfort. “Team ICF achieved this goal and Train18 was showcased as a game changer in the industry.
Now, some turf issues have cropped up on the ownership of the train that will be the future of the Indian Railways,” a railway official told The Hindu. Read more
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