New version of the Vande Bharat 2: The Indian Railways will launch the new Vande Bharat Express, a high-speed train in its ongoing effort to provide passengers with the best amenities. According to the Ministry of Railways, Vande Bharat 2 According to the ministry, Vande Bharat 2 will have further improvements and developments, including a faster 0 to 100 Kmph time of just 52 seconds, a top speed of 180 Kmph, a lighter weight of 392 tonnes, and WI-FI content that is available when needed.
New version of the Vande Bharat 2: Key Points
- Additionally, the new Vande Bharat will sport 32-inch LCD TVs, up from the previous model’s 24 inch size.
- Travel will be more comfortable thanks to 15% more energy-efficient air conditioners and traction motor cooling by clean, dust-free air.
- According to the Ministry of Railways, a photo-catalytic ultra violet air purification technology is installed in the roof-mounted Roof Mounted Package Unit (RMPU) for air purification in the new Vande Bharat Express.
- All passenger classes will now have access to the side recliner seat feature that is currently only offered to Executive Class guests.
- This system is built and placed in both ends of the RMPU per the advice of Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), Chandigarh, to filter and clean the air free from pathogens, bacteria, viruses, etc. coming through fresh air and return air.
- On February 15, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi debuted the first Vande Bharat Express.
- A few months prior, ICF had introduced coaches produced in India. These trains have a self-propelled engine that can conserve diesel and consume 30% less power.
About Vande Bharat Express:
As of March 2022, the Indian Railways will only operate the Vande Bharat Express, also known as Train 18, on two notable routes: one from New Delhi (NDLS) to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (SVDK) and the other from New Delhi (NDLS) to Varanasi (BSB). It took 18 months for Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Perambur, Chennai, as part of the Indian government’s Make in India project, to develop and produce it. Although it is anticipated that the price per unit will decrease with more output, the cost of the first rake was projected to be 100 crore (US$13 million). It is anticipated to be 40% less expensive at the outset than a comparable train bought from Europe.