Bombardier, Siemens and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd are among the big-ticket corporations within the race for creating the subsequent set of Vande Bharat trains, a part of 400 such high-speed trains to be manufactured over the subsequent three years, senior officers stated on Wednesday.

They stated 44 such trains are already within the manufacturing stage to fulfill the goal of 75 such trains by August 2023 set within the blueprint laid down by Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout his Independence Day speech final yr.

The Railways has additionally began the method for procuring propulsion methods for 58 extra such trains, officers stated.

CG Energy Industrial Options Restricted and Hind Rectifiers Restricted each of Mumbai, Electrowaves Electronics Pvt Restricted, Parnawoo, Medha Servo Drives Non-public Restricted, Hyderabad, Saini Electrical and Engineering Works and Siemens Restricted, each of Navi Mumbai, and Titagarh Wagons Restricted, Kolkata, have participated within the tender course of, they stated.

“Procurement of propulsion system and different objects for 44 trainsets (the second model) has been accomplished and the trains are underneath manufacture.

“The 58 extra would be the subsequent model of trains. Whereas some among the many 58 will likely be a part of the remaining trains for the goal of 75 set for 2023, the remaining will likely be a part of the 400 introduced by the finance minister. We’re prepared with a plan of over 100 such trains,” an official stated.

The primary prototype prepare of the second model of Vande Bharat is prone to be rolled out from ICF, Chennai, in Could and the second prepare by June 2022. After RDSO’s oscillation trials, these trains will likely be put into industrial service throughout July-September.

With a velocity potential of 160 kmph, the 2 Vande Bharat trains that are at present in operation, have absolutely air-conditioned chair vehicles. Every prepare includes 16 coaches of which 14 are economic system class and two govt class.

The improved options for the subsequent section of trains will embrace higher acceleration, permitting these to select up 160 kmph velocity in 140 seconds, higher using high quality, improved infotainment system, fireplace detection system in every coach linked with driver’s desk and anti-bacterial characteristic within the air-conditioning system, amongst different options.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in her Funds speech on Tuesday, stated that 400 new-generation Vande Bharat trains with higher vitality effectivity and passenger using expertise will likely be developed and manufactured within the subsequent three years.

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