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It is good news for the Train 18 lovers that Indian Railways has all set to introduce second Vande Bharat Express (Train 18) in the next month after the general poll election.
Sources said that the second rake will have some modifications to increase the passenger comfort and safety of the train. Indian Railways had earlier announced that Integral Coach Factory Chennai is developing more semi high-speed engineless trains. Another self-propelled semi-high speed ‘Vande Bharat Express’ Train 18 is likely to be rolled out in the first week of May.
“The first rake of Train 18 or Vande Bharat Express was a prototype. Based on the feedback from it, we are making modifications in the second rake. The timeline of the second rake rollout is the first week of May”, said an ICF official.
The Integral Coad Factory (ICF) Chennai is developing more three rakes of Train 18 series. According to the sources, the third rake will be ready by October, the fourth by December and one more in February 2020. However, the Indian Railways had given a target of developing 10 more Train 18 series trains in this financial year.
As per the ICF officials, the new rakes of train 18 series will have a special frame in windows to ensure that the glass is shatter-proof. The new rakes will also have several other enhanced types of equipment like the lower portion of seats that will push out by five inches compared three right now, providing more comfort to the passengers.
This article first appeared on urbantransportnews.com
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