Good news for Jammu and Kashmir! Indian Railways’ initiative to introduce Vande Bharat Express train in the Union Territory (UT) is going in full swing. This newly constructed, uniquely manufactured semi-high-speed train will have a special characteristic. The train will increase tourism and the valley’s overall economic growth. The Integral Coach Factory (ICF), situated in Chennai, will manufacture the train.
The Union Territory will get its second new age train (after New Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express) next year. In a statement, ICF, Chennai said, “This train will be rolled out next year.”
According to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, this brand-new, moderately fast train will run along the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla line. Early this year, the country’s first indigenous semi-high-speed train began service in the UT. For this, the engineers are working in full swing to complete the pending work of the USBRL project.
All of the most recent features, which have been implemented on other trains of this type, will be available on this specially designed Vande Bharat Express. However, this train will have a unique feature. The Chennai-based factory is developing Vande Bharat for Jammu and Kashmir region with a heating facility inside the compartments as well as for the water lines to avoid freezing.
The launch of the Vande Bharat Express train is a perfect example of the ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make in India’ initiatives. The popularity of this ultra-modern, semi-high-speed train is steadily increasing among passengers. With a top speed of 180 kmph and an average speed of 130 kmph, it is now the fastest train in the nation.