Vande Bharat Train: The Indian Railways is producing 3-4 Vande Bharat trains every month. India's indigeneously developed semi-high speed trains are being manufactured at the Integrated Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai.
The manufacturing process of this train involves a very complex technology. The railways is developing the supply chain and over the next few years more factories will be added.
At this point of time, railway factories are producing 3-4 trains per month.
The Indian Railways is also working on two different versions of the train including Vande Metro and Vande Sleepers, which are likely to be ready by February-March next year. Together, there will be three versions of this train including Vande Chair Car, Vande Metro and Vande Sleepers.
Recently, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that in the next three to four years, railway tracks will be upgraded to support the maximum speed of 160 kmph of Vande Bharat trains.
As Vande Bharat train network continues to grow across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi have recently launched two new services of the train. The first one has been flagged off between Delhi-Dehradun and second between Guwahati in Assam to New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. With these two fresh launches, Uttarakhand and Northeast have got their first Vande Bharat train.
Equipped with state-of-the-art amenities for passengers, the first such train for Uttarakhand reduces the journey time between state capital Dehradun and the national capital to four and a half hours from the six hours and 10 minutes it took the Dehradun-New Delhi Railway Station Shatabdi Express.
List of Vande Bharat trains currently in service
- New Delhi - Varanasi
- New Delhi - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (J&K)
- Gandhinagar- Mumbai
- New Delhi - Amb Andaura
- Chennai - Mysuru
- Nagpur - Bilaspur
- Howrah - New Jalpaiguri
- Secunderabad - Visakhapatnam
- Mumbai - Solapur
- Mumbai - Shirdi
- Hazrat Nizamuddin - Rani Kamlapati Station
- Secunderabad - Tirupati
- Chennai - Coimbatore
- Ajmer - Delhi Cantt
- Howrah - Puri - Howrah
- Thiruvananthapuram - Kasargod
- Delhi - Dehradun
- New Jalpaiguri - Guwahati