Indian Railways to debut Vande Bharat sleeper train and Vande Metro – here’s what you need to know.

Indian Railways is gearing up to introduce the Vande Bharat sleeper trains, with the first train set to be unveiled in March 2024, as announced by BG Mallya, the General Manager of the Integral Coach Factory (ICF). These sleeper trains are a significant addition, allowing passengers to cover long distances comfortably overnight on high-speed trains.

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Additionally, ICF is also working on the development of the Vande Metro, a 12-coach train designed for short-distance travel. This metro train is expected to be operational by January 2024. Moreover, a non-air conditioned push-pull train with 22 coaches and a locomotive is planned for launch before October 31st.

The Vande Bharat Express, India’s semi-high-speed train, currently operates in all rail-electrified states across the country, offering modern amenities and reduced travel times for passengers. The inaugural Vande Bharat Express, connecting New Delhi and Varanasi, was launched on February 15, 2019, by the Prime Minister.

Manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai, the project to produce indigenous semi-high-speed train sets commenced in mid-2017, resulting in the completion of Train-18 in just 18 months. This marked India’s first semi-high-speed train, later renamed Vande Bharat Express to highlight its “Made in India” origin. Notably, the train achieved a maximum speed of 180 kmph on the Kota-Sawai Madhopur section.

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