Indian Railways is preparing for the deployment of the new orange and grey-themed Vande Bharat Express on various routes in India. The Indian transporter has taken a stride in the same direction by successfully completing the trial run of the revamped Vande Bharat Express. Prior to its first trial run in Chennai, the new rake, which was produced by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), was inspected by Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.
On the stretch between ICE and Padi railway flyover, the new Vande Bharat Express train was put through its paces. It is important to note that this is the Vande Bharat Express’ 33rd rake to be constructed by the ICF. The new train comes without any changes in its amenities and is the same as the recently manufactured coaches.
Currently, the Vande Bharat Express is deployed on 25 routes in India, connecting multiple capital cities, states, and union territories across different railway zones. Some of the major cities connected by the Vande Bharat Express include Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Lucknow, Gandhinagar, Tirupati, Visakhapatnam, Mysuru, Howrah, New Jalpaiguri, Shirdi, Coimbatore, Guwahati, Dehradun, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Trivandrum, and more.
On February 15, 2019, the Prime Minister signalled the start of the inaugural Vande Bharat Express, which runs between New Delhi and Varanasi. The train set represents the “Make in India” movement and showcases India’s engineering prowess. It was built at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai.