The introduction of the Vande Bharat Express has had a positive impact on Indian rail travel. It has not only elevated the passenger experience but also improved the overall efficiency and reliability of the railway network. The train has garnered praise from both domestic and international travellers for its world-class amenities and punctuality. And now, Indian Railways will introduce the first Vande Bharat sleeper train by March 2024 for the convenience of passengers.
There’s A New Vande Bharat Sleeper & Metro Coming Along
India’s First Semi High Speed train Vande Bharat Express completed its inaugural trip to Varanasi and returned back to New Delhi. Looking forward to its regular run from tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Q8IppxIbxX
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) February 16, 2019
Chennai’s Integral Coach Factory (ICF) is developing the Vande Bharat sleeper train. Moreover, there’s a metro train coming along by the end of 2023 that will be rolled out in January or February of 2024.
Within this fiscal year, both the sleeper version of the Vande Bharat train and the metro will be introduced. The non-AC train will feature 22 carriages and a locomotive at either end. And that rollout is said to take place prior to October 31. Aiming to be cost-effective, Vande Bharat’s sleeper version will include 16 coaches, including 11 AC three-tier, 4 AC two-tier, and 1 first AC.
The Indian Railways would benefit greatly from the introduction of Vande Bharat sleeper trains, which will enable passengers to travel long distances overnight. Due to the lack of overnight viability of the current Vande Bharat trains’ seater coaches, the new sleepers are expected to address this issue.
Currently, the train boasts spacious, reclining seats, large windows for panoramic views, and advanced infotainment systems for entertainment.
Additionally, by the end of the current year, Vande Metro aims to be ready. The metro aims to be ready sometime in January or February 2024. The Vande Bharat metro will only be used for local transportation.
More About This Express Train
Enveloped in terrain & sunflowers, the Bengaluru-Dharwad Vande Bharat Express pic.twitter.com/xectE0uUrx
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) September 13, 2023
With a primary focus on speed, safety, and sustainability, the Vande Bharat Express has become a symbol of India’s commitment to modernizing its railway infrastructure. One of the most notable features of the Vande Bharat Express is its aerodynamic design, which not only enhances its aesthetic appeal. It also contributes to its speed and energy efficiency. The Vande Bharat Express has transformed train travel with 50 active runs.
As India continues to expand its high-speed rail network and invest in cutting-edge technology, the Vande Bharat Express serves as a shining example of what the future of rail travel in India can be.
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