Vande Bharat Express to Get Saffron Color Inspired by Indian Flag: Railway Minister

The new color will be applied to the 28th rake of the Vande Bharat Train.

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New colored Vande Bharat Train
Vande Bharat Train/ Representational image only

CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Railway Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw announced that the Vande Bharat Express will be painted in saffron color, taking inspiration from the Indian national flag. This decision was made during a review meeting of the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai. The new color will be applied to the 28th rake of the Vande Bharat Express, which is currently being manufactured at the ICF.

The New Saffron Vande Bharat Express
New saffron Vande Bharat Train
The saffron-colored Vande Bharat Express is currently stationed at the ICF and is undergoing trials. It is expected to start operating in the coming months. Presently, there are 25 operational rakes of Vande Bharat Express on different routes, including New Delhi-Varanasi, New Delhi-Katra, and Mumbai-Ahmedabad. Additionally, two rakes are being kept for future use. Railway officials mentioned that the color change for the 28th rake is being tested on a trial basis.
Improvements and Make in India Concept

According to Railway Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, 25 improvements have been made in the Vande Bharat trains. These trains are a result of the Make in India concept, where they are designed by Indian engineers and technicians. The feedback received from the field units regarding aspects such as air conditioning and toilets during the operation of Vande Bharat has been used to make design changes, ensuring continuous improvement.

Introduction of Anti-Climbing Devices

During the progress review of Vande Bharat Express, Minister Vaishnaw discussed the implementation of a new safety feature known as “anti-climbers” or anti-climbing devices.  The purpose of these devices is to ensure safety by preventing trains from climbing on top of each other in the event of a collision, as the anti-climber device will absorb the maximum impact. These devices will become standard in all Vande Bharat and other trains.

The Vande Bharat Express, a domestically manufactured semi high-speed train, is now available for service in all electrified railway states nationwide. With 50 operational services, this train has brought about a revolutionary change in rail travel by offering advanced amenities and significantly reducing travel time for passengers.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Team,

    Anti Climber feature is not meant for unauthorized people boarding on train without tickets. But it is for in case of collision, trains do not climb on each other as anti climber device will absorb the maximum impact.

    Please correct it in your editorial.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Vaibhav Parashar
    Member of Board Advisory Committee
    All India Rail Safety Council

  2. This is a great color and will also be enhancing the beauty of the train. New Saffron Colored VandeBharat Train will attract more people and will become eye catcher to everyone in India & Tourist traveling in India from Overseas, this will enable the International publicity & Global Branding of most Affordable, Advanced & precious train project till the date of Indian Railways & thus Dream Project of Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi Ji.

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