KANPUR (Metro Rail News): On Thursday, Vande Bharat Express India’s fastest train successfully completed its second trial in Kanpur Central Railway station.
The trial was conducted between New Delhi Railway Station and Kanpur Central. Himanshu, director, Kanpur Central Railway Station said that “Currently, the train is undergoing operational trials in which we look at its operational feasibility. We are conducting many tests and when it meets all our standards, it will go into service. It will be running between New Delhi Railway Station and Kanpur Central”.
In addition to automatic doors, onboard hotspot Wi-Fi for entertainment purposes, pantry, and bio-vacuum toilets GPS based audio-visual passenger information system the train has also been equipped with improved seating, a facility for the freezer, hot case and other technical improvements based on passenger feedback.
Vande Bharat express, also known as ‘Train 18‘, has travel classes like Shatabdi Train but with better facilities in a bid to provide a totally new travel experience to passengers and it can run up to a maximum speed of 160 kmph.
PM Narendra Modi had flagged off the train’s maiden run from New Delhi to Varanasi In February this year.
A Chennai-based Railways Production unit has designed and developed the train.
In just 18 months it made Integral Coach Factory which also includes the in-house design and manufacture, computer modeling and working, etc. Adding up the green footprints, this fully ‘Make in India’ train has regenerative braking system in the coaches which can save up to 30% of electrical energy.