Indian Railways to export Train 18 trainsets to other nations


New Delhi: After a great success of Vande Bharat Express in India, the world has eyes on the train too.

Soon Indian Railways will export the India’s first semi-high speed self-propelled train Vande Bharat Express to other nations like South-East Asian and South American nations.

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“Some of the Southeast Asian and South American nations have evinced interest in Train 18 coaches. However, it will be considered after fulfilling the needs of Indian Railways,” Agrawal said in a statement.

Vande Bharat Express, the country’s first indigenous semi-high speed engine-less train has recently proved its technical excellence by completing the 1 lakh kilometres journey mark.

Despite facing some initial challenges, not even a single operating service of the train has been cancelled so far.

Agrawal said this year ICF will take up design, development and production of Train 19 sets similar to Rajadhani Express. He said the last fiscal ICF became the world’s largest railway coach manufacturer rolling out 3,262 coaches.

The train consists of 16 fully air-conditioned chair car coaches of which two are Executive class coaches.

The train has automatic doors, comfortable seating, GPS based audio-visual passenger information system, on-board hotspot WiFi , bio-vacuum type toilets, pantry with the facility to serve hot meals, hot and cold beverages.