Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Gujarat, will inaugurate the new and overhauled rendition of Vande Bharat Express from Gandhinagar today. Proclaiming a new era of comfortable and upgraded rail travel insight, the new Vande Bharat Express, the most anticipated newly made semi-high-speed train, is now ready for a commercial run. The train will run between Gandhinagar and Mumbai, interfacing with the state capitals of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Discussing the features of this train, CPRO of Western Railway zone, Sumit Thakur said, “The Vande Bharat Express offers a heap of superior amenities which will give travelers airplanes like voyaging experience and high-level state-of-the-art safety features including Kavach technology – a natively created Train Collision Avoidance System.”
Mr. Thakur said that the train has been furnished with bogies having completely suspended traction engines for 160 km/h functional speed alongside the high-level state-of-the-art suspension system guaranteeing a smooth and safe excursion and upgraded riding comfort for passengers.
Mr. Thakur further expressed that there are leaning-back seats in all classes while the Executive Coaches have the additional element of 180-degree rotating seats. “Each coach is outfitted with 32-inch screens giving Passenger Data and Infotainment. Divyang-friendly washrooms and seat handle with seat numbers in Braille letters have likewise been given,” he said.
Vande Bharat Express likewise integrates many high-level safety measures. Discussing these features, the loco pilot of the Vande Bharat Express, KK Thakur said, “This train has been given four platform side cameras outside the coach, including rearview cameras. Additionally, the train has been intended to increment Indian Railways’ Green impression by dispensing with the power vehicles and saving around 30% of the power with the advanced regenerative braking system. In any emergency, loco pilot and train guard can easily speak with each other as well as passengers.”
The new Vande Bharat trains would have further developed features including reclining seats, automatic fire sensors, CCTV cameras, on-demand content with Wi-Fi Facility, three-hour battery reinforcement, and GPS systems to make travel more secure and more comfortable.
ICF has set an objective of manufacturing 75 Vande Bharat trains by August 2023. It likewise has a photocatalytic ultraviolet air purification system in the roof-mounted package unit (RMPU) for air purification. As suggested by Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIO), Chandigarh, this system is designed and installed on both ends of RMPU to filter and clean the air liberated from microorganisms, microbes, infections, and so on coming through natural air and bringing air back.
Going in the new trains would be more comfortable in contrast with the two trains that are as of now functional. The reason is that the coaches of the new trains will be lighter than those of older trains.
The weight of the train has been diminished by 38 tons to 392 tons and it can keep working even with two feet of flood waters on the tracks. These are made of stainless steel. Because of less weight, the travelers would feel extra good even at high speed.
There are programmed doors operated by the pilot. The windows are wide, there is more space for the baggage. The toilet installed will be advanced. The majority of the parts of the trains are “Made in India” except for a few small parts.
This is the third Vande Bharat train in the country, the other two being run between New Delhi – Varanasi and New Delhi – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra.