Curated By: Saurabh Verma
Final Up to date: October 03, 2023, 22:19 IST
Wider and comfy berths, brighter inside and state-of-the-art design and know-how can be some options of the sleeper model of the Vande Bharat Specific which is more likely to hit the tracks subsequent yr.
Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Tuesday shared photos of the idea prepare on X, previously Twitter.
“Idea prepare – Vande Bharat (sleeper model) Coming quickly… early 2024,” he wrote whereas sharing photos.
Earlier, News18, citing officers, reported stated the design and interiors of the sleeper version of the Vande Bharat Express are virtually executed and the Railways Ministry is giving some last touches to the 16-coach prepare. The deadline of ending the work on the brand new trains is March 2024.
“The fundamental designs are finalised and we’re engaged on particulars. We predict that the prepare can be rolled out across the New 12 months,” an official stated, looking for anonymity.
The train will have wider berths and an total brighter inside than the present sleeper coaches. It would additionally supply higher consolation and sophistication to the passengers. Retaining in thoughts the wants of the passengers, the Railways will supply upgraded and spacious bogs and can present a devoted charging port for every passenger.
The Integral Coach Manufacturing unit (ICF), which is producing the Vande Bharat and its variants, is engaged on a 16-coach preliminary design. The absolutely AC prepare may have 11 three-tier coaches, 4 two-tier coaches, and one first-class coach.
When in comparison with the same old sleeper trains, even Rajdhani and Tejas, the Vande Bharat goes to have higher and enhanced options. Nevertheless, other than the truth that it is going to have sleeping preparations, the sleeper and chair-car model of the Vande Bharat prepare are going to be comparable. The sleeper model can also be being designed to run at a velocity of 160 km per hour and may have a devoted pantry in every coach.
“The state of artwork options of the Vande Bharat trains can be there within the sleeper model additionally. The brand new trains may have on-board infotainment, a public announcement system and a facility for passengers to talk to the loco pilot in case of emergency,” officers stated.
Since its launch in 2019, the Vande Bharat trains have been successful with passengers. To date, 34 Vande Bharat trains are operational throughout the nation. Final month, the ministry launched 9 new trains in a single go.
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