‘Vande Bharat Bullet Train’ quickly? Indian Railways looks to roll out ‘Make in India’ bullet trains with 250 kmph speed this year


Make in Indiabullet trains on Vande Bharat platform! The Indian Railways has assigned the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) the duty of domestically producing two standard-gauge bullet trains inside the present fiscal year. This resolution comes as negotiations with Japanese suppliers encountered obstacles due to pricing disagreements, in accordance to officers.
According to an ET report by Twesh Mishra, for the primary time, India will manufacture a prepare able to reaching a most speed of 250 kilometers per hour (kmph).These two trains are supposed to function on the Rs 1.08 lakh crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail hall.
It is probably going that the trains might be constructed utilizing the Vande Bharat platform. Although using an present platform would help ICF in decreasing the time required to ship the prepare units, specialists famous that supplying them inside this fiscal year could be a difficult activity.

Bullet prepare challenge

A senior official acquainted with the event was quoted as saying, “ICF, Chennai has been tasked to build and deliver two standard-gauge trainsets of eight cars, each featuring a steel car body, and a running speed of 220 kmph and a maximum speed of 250 kmph.”
The official added that the order for the trains was positioned earlier this week. Officials stated that discussions with a consortium of Japanese rolling inventory suppliers, Hitachi and Kawasaki, have been ongoing for an prolonged interval however have made little progress.
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The price of a 10-coach bullet prepare was estimated at Rs 389 crore in 2018, with every prepare anticipated to attain cruising speeds of over 300 kmph. In 2023, the estimated provide price was revised to Rs 460 crore per prepare set. Despite the Japanese consortium’s willingness to provide the ‘Shinkansen’ prepare units, the Indian Railways stays unconvinced concerning the provided worth.
The bullet prepare challenge has skilled important delays from its authentic completion deadline of 2022, primarily due to land acquisition challenges in Maharashtra. Experts imagine that ICF will face an uphill battle to meet the timeline set by the Indian Railways for creating trains able to working at 250 kmph.
Sudhanshu Mani, a retired Indian Railways official credited with creating the primary variant of the Vande Bharat trains, famous that the present prime speed of Vande Bharat trains is simply 180 kmph. He added, “This bullet prepare growth and provide goal will be achieved by ICF over three to 4 years.”

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