Delhi News: There will be two gifts for Vande Bharat Express train passengers. Now, people who are travelling great distances can enjoy both semi-high speed and the cosiness of a sleeper. There are now just two or three months to go till this happens. The first batch of Vande Bharat Express sleeper tracks are anticipated to be ready for release in March.
Sleeper Variants Set for Operation After March Launch
According to reports, the new sets of sleeper variants will begin operating in the first or second week of April following their launch in March and the required trials. A report in the New Indian Express suggests that these trains would be produced in serial form beginning in August or September of this year. According to the report, which quotes railway officials, sleeper coach manufacturing is proceeding at full pace.
Vande Bharat Express Covers 39 Train Lines
Vande Bharat Express now operates on 39 train lines around the nation. All of them are wheelchair-accessible vehicles. The new sleeper coaches, according to the newspaper, will first be used for overnight trips on routes like Delhi to Patna, Delhi to Howrah, and Delhi to Mumbai.
Senior Railway Official Promises More Comfort in Sleeper Carriages
According to a senior Railway official, sleeper carriages would provide passengers more amenities than they did in the past. He said that the sleeping models would be reasonably priced, long-lasting, and of international quality. According to what he’s said, every sleeper version set will have an armour system and be able to run 200 km per hour.
The Central Government’s interim budget, which was made public on Thursday, included a large gift for the railway industry. It has been reported that 40,000 bogies will be transformed into Vande Bharat standard bogies during this time. Additionally, plans exist to build three rail routes.
The Energy, Mineral and Cement Corridor, the Port Connectivity Corridor, and the High Traffic Density Corridor are the three primary corridors. According to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the PM Gati Shakti project is responsible for the identification of these new corridors. In addition, corridors with high traffic densities will contribute to quick and secure rail travel.