Trial of Vande Bharat Express train has been completed in the country. It is being told that this train has also left behind the bullet train in terms of speed. After this news came, there has been a wave of happiness among the makers of this train, which includes passengers traveling by railways. Now people are realizing that bullet train will also be seen running properly in the country.
Speed to 100 kmph in just 52 seconds
Let us tell you that the third and new Vande Bharat train has caught the speed of 100 kmph in just 52 seconds during the trial. Along with this, the record of bullet trains has also been broken. The bullet train takes 54.6 seconds to achieve this speed. The maximum speed of the new train is 180 kmph. The maximum speed of the old Vande Bharat train is 160 kmph.
Video shared on tweet
Let us inform that the video of this test has been shared by Union Minister of State Darshana Vikram Jardosh on his official Twitter. He also wrote that Vande Bharat Express – the pride of the ‘Make in India’ vision, this train is running on the track between Ahmedabad – Mumbai.
Railway Minister informed
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has given information about this. Railways has set a target of producing 75 such trains by August 2023. This train can run between Mumbai to Ahmedabad and it will be officially launched this month. The new Vande Bharat train was tried between Ahmedabad-Mumbai on Friday. The train takes 5hr 10min to cover the distance between Ahmedabad to Mumbai Central. A. Shatabdi Express takes 6hr 20min to reach Mumbai Central from Ahmedabad. The train left Ahmedabad at 7.06 pm and reached Surat in just 2 hrs 32 mins, while Shatabdi Express takes three hours.
Now ready to go commercial
The Railway Minister said that the new train can reach the top speed of 160 kmph in 130 seconds, while the old version train took 146 seconds to achieve this speed. Ashwini Vaishnav said that ‘Railways aims to start regular production of Vande Bharat train from October and produce two to 3 trains every month, which will be increased from 5 to 8 in the coming month. This new train has completed all the trials and is ready to run commercially.
Insert multiple advanced systems
Minister Vaishnav said that the new train has many advanced systems. He said that the weight of the new train has also been reduced by 38 tonnes so that it can run faster. The new Vande Bharat train is equipped with state of the art facilities. These have many facilities which include vacuum based bio toilet, automatic sliding door, GPS based information system, CCTV cameras. He said that the photocatalytic air purifier system will keep the new Vande Bharat train free from all airborne diseases including corona.
test is complete
Vaishnav said that ‘we will now start production in a chain of manufacturing. The test has been completed. Our target is that we can start regular production from October, under this, 2 to 3 trains will be produced every month. Its capacity will be given 5 to 8 trains per month. Most of the trains will be produced at the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai.