Indian Railways on green track in 2023!
Hydrogen-powered Vande Metro, Sleeper-class Vande Bharat – Upcoming projects to
fuel India’s eco dreams
Upcoming projects by Indian Railways: The Indian
Railway is currently manufacturing hydrogen-fuel cell powered eco-friendly
Vande Metro trains which will replace the old trains that were designed in
Updated: January 2, 2023 9:58:19 am
The Indian Railways are working on Vande Bharat-3 design which
will incorporate sleeper class, and make travel easier for longer routes.
(Image Source: PTI)
Vande Bharat has changed the travel experience for the average
middle-class train traveller. An amazing example of ‘Make In India’, Vande
Bharat trains have come a long way since their inception in 2019. With a
minimum speed of 160 kmph and facilities better than Shatabdi trains, Vande
Bharat has proved to be a boon for the travel industry.
But if you thought this is the best travel experience you will
get, you are about to be proven wrong for good! 2023 is going to be a
game-changer for the Indian Railways with Vande Metro trains being the front
runner. After the success of the high-speed Vande Bharat Express trains, the
launch of Vande Metro trains in 2023 is set to enrich your travel time with the
best of services. And, that’s not all! Wondering what else 2023 has in store
for you? Let’s dive in! First, an insight into India’s first Hydrogen-powered Vande
India’s First Hydrogen-Powered Vande Metro Trains
The Indian Railways is currently manufacturing hydrogen-fuel cell powered
eco-friendly Vande Metro trains which will replace the old trains that were
designed in 1950s-60s. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw recently announced
that these trains are going to be a huge leap forward as the focus will not be
the end consumer. The hydrogen-powered Vande Metro trains will cater to the
middle and lower class. It is safe to say that these trains will bring a
transformative change in every Indian’s day-to-day life.
This is one of the biggest
green initiatives by the Indian Railways as
Hydrogen trains save fuel and make very little noise resulting in almost no
pollution at all. These trains will reportedly only emit steam and evaporated
water. This is going to be India’s first and the world’s second hydrogen train
as Germany is the only country to have introduced the world’s first
Although the exact date
of launch has still not been revealed, Vaishnaw has said that the design should
be out anywhere between May and June 2023.
Vande Bharat 3.0 : Sleeper-Class Vande Bharat Express