Sleeper version of Vande Bharat
train will be designed to travel at 220 km per hour: Officials
The chair car Vande Bharat Express trains will be replaced by Shatabdi
Express in a phased manner, while the sleeper version is going to be an
alternative to Rajdhani Express trains, officials said.
PTI JANUARY 19, 2023 / 09:44 PM IST
Railways Minister Ashwini
Vaishnaw during the flagging off ceremony of Vande Bharat Express train
connecting Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam, in Secunderabad, on January 15,
2023. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the train. (PTI Photo)
version of the Vande Bharat Express train, which has become a centre of
attraction among railway passengers, will be designed to travel at a speed of
220 km per hour, officials said on Thursday.
aluminum-made sleeper version trains, however, will run at a speed of 200 km
per hour on the tracks, they said.
car Vande Bharat Express trains will be replaced by Shatabdi Express in a
phased manner, while the sleeper version is going to be an alternative to
Rajdhani Express trains, they said.
has issued a tender for 400 Vande Bharat trains and the work will be approved
by the end of this month, they said.
Some of the
initial lot of such trains could also be sleeper versions of the indigenously
made trains, according to officials.
domestic and foreign companies have come forward for the production, officials
the plan, the first 200 Vande Bharat trains will have seating arrangement on
the lines of Shatabdi Express and will be designed to travel at a speed of 180
km per hour.
considering the inadequate safety and security of railway tracks, their speed
will be restricted to 130 km per hour. These trains will be made of steel,
second phase, 200 Vande Bharat trains will be sleepers and they will be made of
second version of the sleeper Vande Bharat trains will run at a maximum speed
of 200 km per hour. For this, the tracks of Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Kolkata
railways are being repaired, signal system, bridges are being fixed, and
fencing work is going on," an official said.
from this, anti-collision technical armour is being installed on both the
railway routes at a cost of Rs 1,800 crore," the official said.
trains will be produced at ICF at Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Latur Rail Factory in
Maharashtra and Sonepat in Haryana in the next two years, officials said.
Railways to operate first Vande Bharat Express in Rajasthan on this route.