Third Rake of Vande Bharat Express Ready For Speed Trails, To Be Tested At 180 kmph Speed And Will Traverse 50,000 km
The newly-designed third rake of the semi-high speed Vande Bharat Express arrived today (Aug 18) at the Chandigarh stabling lines.
The train was manufactured at Integral Coach Factory(ICF)in Chennai and contain several innovative features.
The third rake of the train was rolled out by Union Railway Minister Ashwani Vaishnaw on 12 August.
The train will be now be tested on regular, poor, and excellent tracks. Nearly two months are needed to complete all of these trials.
The Vande Bharat train will be tested at a speed of 180 kmph and will traverse 50,000 km and the testing includes dynamic, static, load test and oscillation trials which will be carried out on different kind of situations.
The new prototype Vande Bharat express train rolled out at ICF which has features like automatic opening of doors, comfortable space in the driver's cabin for the loco pilots to operate and from the passengers' point of view, this train has reclining chairs for passengers besides differently abled-friendly toilets. The new Vande Bharat Express will be equipped with better heat ventilation and air-conditioning control by using higher efficiency compressor with UV lamp for germ free supply of air.
After the trials, ICF will manufacture more such trains. As many as 475 such trains will be made in four years to cover all the states.
Apart from ICF, the Vande Bharat trains will also be manufactured at the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala and the Modern Coach Factory in Rae Bareli.
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