Train 18 or the Vande Bharat Express project which had been stuck due to vigilance issues is now back on track! Faced with allegations of favouritism in the tendering process of the first Train 18, or Vande Bharat Express train set, the production of the third Train 18 unit had been stopped.
According to a PTI report, the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, had scrapped all existing tenders for the third rake. Now, Indian Railways is introducing a new tendering system to give all bidders a level playing field, thereby ensuring transparency for the third Train 18 set.
The new system makes it mandatory for Indian Railways production units to follow the Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) specifications while issuing a tender. RDSO functions as a technical advisor and consultant to Indian Railways. Read More
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