Indian Railways is set to face a challenging journey ahead with ambitious targets. While its privatisation drive will be closely watched by one and all, the state-run unit’s plan to produce 40 Vande Bharat rakes by 2022 and create dedicated passenger corridor fit for 160 km per hour are no mean feat to achieve.
Vande Bharat Express, earlier called Train 18, is the country’s first indigenous high-speed train that can run up to a maximum speed of 160 km per hour. The train was introduced in February this year on Delhi-Varanasi route and covers a distance of around 750 km in 8 hours.
As of now, one more such rake is available and it is likely to be put into service soon but, as against expectation of continuous production of this train, allegations of lack of transparency has put brakes on its progress. Now, having set a tender process for its manufacturing, the production of Vande Bharat is back on track. Read More
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