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Railways starts speed trials of third Vande Bharat train in Punjab | WATCH

Third Vande Bharat train: Taking to Twitter, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw tweeted that the trial of India's third Vande Bharat train is being performed at 90Kmph. He also shared a video of the same.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari New Delhi Published on: August 25, 2022 17:45 IST
Workers busy in production of coaches of the Vande Bharat
Image Source : PTI Workers busy in production of coaches of the Vande Bharat Express as media person document, at LHB Shed in Integrated Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai.

Vande Bharat train: The Indian Railways has started conducting oscillation trials of the third Vande Bharat Express -- semi-high speed -- train between Punjab's New Morinda and Sanehwal stations.

Taking to Twitter, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw tweeted that the trial of India's third Vande Bharat train is being performed at 90Kmph. He also shared a video of the same. 

The third rake of Vande Bharat Express train that was designed, developed, and manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) will be tested for about 15,000 kilometres.

Vaishnaw visited the ICF and inspected the Vande Bharat Express train.

According to him, all tests such as static, dynamic, oscillation and others will be carried out and added that ICF will be rolling out more such trains.

Vaishnaw said 75 Vande Express trains will link all parts of the country. Indian Railways is committed to roll out 75 Vande Bharat rakes by August 2023.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, presenting the Union Budget for 2022-23, had said 400 new energy efficient Vande Bharat trains will be introduced in three years.

"After a wait of nearly four years, excitement at ICF as the third rake of Train 18/Vande Bharat Express has been made ready. I hope some areas, like seating in Economy Class and finish of the interiors have been improved," ICF's former General Manager Sudhanshu Mani had said.

"I also hope this rake, and the ones to follow, shall be deployed on routes where its inherent USP (unique selling proposition) of fast acceleration can be exploited to reduce travel time. Another issue which needs attention is for ICF to start work on Sleeper version Train 18 which was started in 2018 but later abandoned," he added.

(With inputs from IANS)

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