Vande Bharat Express (Vande Bharat Express) In view of the excellent response of the passengers, Indian Railways is now preparing to land the sleeper Vande Bharat Express on the tracks. Indian Railways has issued tender for 200 sleeper Vande Bharat Express. This tender includes the design, manufacturing and maintenance of the sleeper Vande Bharat Express. Along with this, the Railways has also issued a tender for the upgradation of the existing Vande Bharat Express. The last date for tender has been fixed as 26 July 2022. Indian Rail (Indian Railways) According to this, all the coaches of the sleeper Vande Bharat Express will be air-conditioned and will run on medium and long distance routes.
According to the Times report, it has been said in the tender that the work of upgradation of the existing Vande Bharat Express will be done at the Marathwada Rail Coach Factory located in Latur, Maharashtra or the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai.
Sleeper Vande Bharat will have three class coaches
Railways has said that the first pre-bid conference will be held on 20 May 2022. Indian Railways has said in the tender that the deadline for delivery of sleeper Vande Bharat Express will be 82 months (6 years and 10 months). That is, whichever company wins the bid, it will have to prepare and deliver 200 trains within 6 years and 10 months.
The report states that there will be three classes in Sleeper Vande Bharat – First AC, Second AC and Third AC. Apart from this, the number of coaches in the sleeper Vande Bharat Express will also vary. It is being told that Indian Railways is planning to run 16, 20 and 24 coach sleeper Vande Bharat Express.
Train will run at 160 km speed
The 16-coach Vande Bharat Express will have 1 First AC, 4 Second AC and 11 Third AC coaches. Sleeper train with 20 coaches will be fitted with 1 First AC, 4 Second AC and 15 Third AC coaches. At the same time, the 24-coach train will travel with 1 First AC, 4 Second AC and 19 Third AC coaches. This simply means that the entire middle class of Indian Railways regarding the sleeper Vande Bharat Express is for passengers who prefer to travel in third AC.
Sleeper Vande Bharat Express will not only be made equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, along with its speed will also be kept in mind. It has been told in the report that this sleeper train will run on the tracks at a speed of 160 km per hour carrying passengers and during testing its speed will be 180 km per hour. With this, its life will be 35 years.