Vivid News 24: The Indian Railways have ushered in a new era of mobility with the introduction of the Vande Bharat Express trains. The Vande Bharat Express represents a significant improvement in terms of speed and convenience over Rajdhani Express trains. The train’s rapid acceleration and deceleration allow it to go at a top speed of 160–180 kph. The journey time will be cut by 25% to 45% if you use the blue and white colored train.
Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union Finance Minister, announced the development and production of 400 new-generation Vande Bharat Express trains during the following three years in the Union Budget 2022. More money is anticipated to be allocated in the 2019 budget for the new Vande Bharat trains and the Vande Bharat 2.0 with sleeper class.
In keeping with the government of India’s initiatives for the “Make in India” campaign, the Vande Bharat Express is the nation’s first homegrown semi-high-speed train. The three distinguishing features of this train are speed, safety, and service. The realization of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal of an Atmanirbhar Bharat has reached a significant turning point.
On August 15, 2021, the Prime Minister declared during his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort that “Indian Railways is swiftly adjusting to its modern incarnation. Every region of the nation will be connected by 75 Vande Bharat trains throughout the course of these 75 weeks of the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence.
Another name for the Vande Bharat Express is Train 18. It will take Chennai-based Integral Coach Factory (ICF) 18 months to produce it. The train has the potential to revolutionize the worldwide rail industry because it meets top-notch requirements while being less expensive than comparable global products.
Eight Vande Bharat Expresses are currently traveling the nation’s various routes. On February 15, 2019, the first Vande Bharat train operating between Varanasi and New Delhi was introduced. These semi-high-speed trains have collectively traveled 23 lakh kilometers or 58 full rotations of the earth. So far, these trains have carried more than 40 lakh passengers.