The upcoming Vande Bharat train from India may arrive in Telangana. Currently, two additional trains are running out of New Delhi. The train is being constructed at the ICF Chennai, and testing is scheduled to start in the middle of August. In the Kota Nagda segment, where the train will be traveling at a speed of 180 kph, the experiment will take place. The new Vande Bharat train can be approved for commercial operation soon after the success of a few trials.
By August 15, 2023, 75 Vande Bharat trains will start operating, according to the railways. Before being put on the track for testing, the Vande Bharat trains are now undergoing static testing at the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai. After a trial period of around two months, the train is said to begin its commercial service around Diwali. As they are being readied to run between two cities, the Vande Bharat trains will eventually replace the Shatabdi trains. ICF can produce six to seven Vande Bharat trains every month, while there are aspirations to increase this to ten.
In addition, the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala and the Modern Coach Factory in Rae Bareli would produce Vande Bharat trains. The new Vande Bharat train has reportedly addressed a number of issues, including passenger comfort and safety. Now, the Vande Bharat train travels between Delhi and Varanasi, and Katra. The Indian Railways have extended the deadline for a tender for 200 third-generation Vande Bharat train sets. The vital systems bid submission date has been pushed back from July 26 to October 10.
A senior railway official claimed that the reason the deadline was extended was so that industry participants would have more time to review the proposal and submit bids.