The Indian Railways on Tuesday put an end to the speculations of the scheduled launch of 44 Vande Bharat trains being delayed as an aftereffect of COVID-19 pandemic in the area. The Indian Railways on Tuesday announced that the train sets will now be manufactured by three railway units and will be on the tracks by the next three years.
The news was announced by the Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav who mentioned that three railways units namely the Railway Coach Factory, Kapurthala, Modern Coach Factory, Rae Bareilly, and the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai will be manufacturing the train units.
“A decision was taken some months back that the three manufacturing units of the Railways will manufacture these trains thereby reducing the time taken to roll them out by one-third. The 44 trains will start running in the next two to three years. Once the tender is finalized a definite timeline will be made available,” Mr. Yadav said.
Yadav further mentioned that while the communications were an internal decision, the division of manufacturing units into three would help in a faster roll-out of the project.