Railways issues a tender for 58 Vande Bharat rakes following Prime Minister Modi’s Independence Day statement.

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NEW DELHI (METRO RAIL NEWS): The Railway has floated tender for 58 Vande Bharat train after PM Modi’s Independence day speech, 58 Vande Bharat train sets in order to ramp up the operations of such semi-high speed train.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his independence day speech, had announced that 75 such trains will be launched in 75 weeks of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”.

Officials updated that as per the current plan, 30 rakes are to be manufactured at ICF Chennai and 14 each at MCF and RCF. The tender floated on August 28 has invited bids for the design development, manufacturing, integration and testing of traction propulsion electric for the 58 rakes of Vande Bharat train.

The railway had in September last year floated a revised tender for procuring 44 semi- high-speed Vande Bharat trains, Mandating 75 pecent domestic component, making it a domestic component, making it a domestic tender.

The next Lot of Vander Bharat trains with upgraded amenities, better seating space, security and surveillance system and features designed for emergencies is expected to be commercially available from June 2022 onward.

The new passenger amenities and features planned to be added include four emergency push bottom increased to four pen coaches. The coaches will also have a centralised coach Monitoring system for all electrical, climate control and functioning of another vital system of the train.

Upgradation include the pushback arrangement for reclining of seats. In the Bharat trains, issues regarding the seating comfort level had been raised.

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