After the huge success of India’s first semi-high speed self-propelled train – Vande Bharat Express, Indian Railways now plans to export the same to other nations.
According to Member Rolling Stock, Rajesh Agrawal, some of the South-East Asian and South American nations have shown interest for the import of Train 18 sets and coaches.
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Vande Bharat Express, India’s first semi high-speed self-propelled train, was flagged by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in February. The train covers the distance between New Delhi and Varanasi in around 8 hours, with a maximum speed of 130 kmph.
Vande Bharat Express consists of 16 fully air-conditioned chair car coaches of which two are Executive class coaches. The train also boasts a number of modern features including automatic doors, comfortable seating, GPS based audio-visual passenger information system, onboard hotspot Wi-Fi and bio-vacuum type toilets.