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Vande Bharat UPSC NOTE

 Vande Bharat

  • It is an indigenously designed and manufactured semi high speed, self-propelled trai

  • The first Vande Bharat was manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, as part of the ‘Make in India’ programme, at a cost of about Rs. 100 crore.

  • The first service started between Delhi and Varanasi

  • Operate without a locomotive and are based on a propulsion system called distributed traction power technology, by which each car of the train set is powered.

  • These trains, dubbed as Train 18 during the development phase

  • It can achieve a maximum speed of 160 kmph due to faster acceleration and deceleration, reducing journey time by 25% to 45%.

  • Passenger amenities including on-board WiFi entertainment, GPS-based passenger information system, CCTVs, automatic doors in all coaches, rotating chairs and bio-vacuum type toilets like in aircraft

  • It also has an intelligent braking system with power regeneration for better energy efficiency thereby making it cost, energy and environment efficient.

Modernisation of Indian railway 

  • The Indian Government is undertaking several initiatives to upgrade its aging railway infrastructure and enhance its quality of service. 

  • The Railway Ministry has announced plans to invest ₹5,400,000 crore (in 2023) to upgrade the railways by 2030.

  • Upgrades include 100% electrification of railways, 

  • Upgrading existing lines with more facilities and higher speeds, expansion of new lines, 

  • Upgrading railway stations

  • Introducing and eventually developing a large high-speed train network interconnecting major cities in different parts of India 

  • Development of various dedicated freight corridors to cut down cargo costs within the country.

  • The Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) is undertaking all research, designs and standardisation work for modernisation

  • National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) is overlooking the implementation of high-speed train programs across the country 

  • Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) is the agency undertaking development of freight corridors around the country 

  • Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) is engaged in railway stations upgrade and development programs.



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