Vande Bharat Express 2024

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Increased Network:  In 2024, there has been a significant expansion of the Vande Bharat Express network.  As of March 2024, there are over 80 Vande Bharat trains operational across India, connecting major cities and regions. 

Faster Travel Times:  Vande Bharat Express trains are known for their speed. With a maximum speed of 160 km/h (99 mph), they can significantly reduce travel times between cities compared to conventional trains.

Modern Amenities:  Vande Bharat trains offer a comfortable and modern travel experience. They are equipped with features like:

Reclining ergonomic seats with ample legroom Rotatable seats in the executive class Onboard Wi-Fi and infotainment system Automatic doors CCTV cameras Bio-toilets

Enhanced Safety:  Vande Bharat trains are built with safety in mind. They are equipped with the Kavach automatic train protection system to prevent collisions.

Sustainable Mode of Transport:  Vande Bharat trains are electric multiple unit (EMU) trains.  They are a more sustainable mode of transport compared to conventional diesel-powered trains.

Seating Options:  Vande Bharat trains offer different seating options to cater to different passenger needs and budgets. There is AC Chair Car (CC) and AC Executive Class (EC) seating.

Boosts to Local Economies: The introduction of Vande Bharat trains to new routes can boost local economies by improving connectivity and promoting tourism.

Made in India: Vande Bharat trains are designed and manufactured in India, showcasing the country's technological capabilities.

Sleeper Coaches on the Horizon: The Indian Railways is working on developing sleeper coaches for the Vande Bharat trains. This will provide a more comfortable option for longer journeys.

Work in Progress: While the Vande Bharat Express is a success story, there is always room for improvement.  The Indian Railways is continuously working to improve the technology, speed, and reach of the Vande Bharat trains.