Indian Railways renamed Train 18 as Vande Bharat Express: On Sunday, the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the Indian Railways has titled the indigenously manufactured Train 18 as Vande Bharat Express.
Indian Railways’ fastest Train 18 named Vande Bharat Express: Piyush Goyal
The train is going to run in the middle of Delhi and Varanasi at a full speed of 160kmph. In the meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to flag off the train shortly.
The train is an Indian semi-high speed express 16-coach electric multiple unit. It was designed and manufactured by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai, Rae Bareli in a span of 18 months under the Indian government’s Make in India inventiveness. It is also considered as the first locomotive less train in the nation.
The unit budget of the first project was set as ₹100 crore (US$14 million), however the unit price is anticipated to go down with following manufacture and construction. At the original expense, it is likely to be 40% less expensive than a related train bring in from Europe.
The train is scheduled and planned to inaugurate its amenity in January 2019 by this date an additional unit will have been manufactured and prepared for service. The completely air-conditioned train will rest at Kanpur and Allahabad and will have two exclusive chair cars. Accepting the fact that it is made in India, it was retitled as ‘Vande Bharat Express’ on 27 January 2019.
The outside look of the train has been related to that of a bullet train, with a sleek constricting of both end of the train. At each end of the train, it has a driver coach letting for faster reversal at both end of the line. The train has 16 passenger cars, with a seats capability of 1,128 travellers. The centre two sections are first class compartments that has seat capacity of 52 each, with the rest coach compartments seating capacity of 78 each.
Another unit of the train is scheduled for manufacture and construction over the next year, along with four added units in the subsequent year that makes a total number of six. The Railway Board has demanded that ICF complete two of the latest units by May 2019. The two of those units is going to be combine sleeper cars into the design.
The Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, “It is completely made in India and various names were suggested by the general public but we have decided to name it Vande Bharat Express. A gift on the occasion of the Republic Day to people. Will request the prime minister to flag it off”.