India’s fastest train Vande Bharat hits production roadblocks days after Piyush Goyal praises it for quality


India’s fastest train Vande Bharat hits production roadblocks days after Piyush Goyal praises it for quality

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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