The Vande Metro will soon begin operating on the same lines as the Vande Bharat trains that are now running throughout the nation, according to Indian Railways.
Following the introduction of the Union Budget 2023 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the parliament, Railway Minister Ashwani Vaishnaw made this announcement. According to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Railways would create the Vande Metro, a scaled-down version of the Vande Bharat Express trains, to enable residents of large cities to commute between their places of employment and homes in luxury.
The introduction of a miniature version of the Vande Bharat trains was the focus of Vaishnaw’s post-budget news conference, despite the fact that the Vande Bharat trains not being mentioned in the finance minister’s address. The minister stated: “Vande metro trains, totally made in India under the vision of PM Modi, would soon be launched in the country to make the traveling simpler for the passengers of adjacent parts of a state.”
There are a lot of larger settlements nearby where people like to travel to the main metropolis for employment or pleasure before returning home.” We are creating a Vande Metro that would be Vande Bharat’s counterpart for it. The design and manufacture will be finished this year, the minister said, and the train’s production would scale up in the next fiscal year.
The Railways is already developing a sleeper version of the Vande Bharat semi-high-speed trains. According to officials, these trains will have eight carriages and resemble a metro train.
The General Managers (GMs) of the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai and the Research Design and Standard Organization (RDSO) in Lucknow have been instructed by the Ministry of Railways to roll out the rakes of the eight-car Vande Bharat trains as soon as possible.
“You witnessed how the Vande Bharat train has gained recognition as a top-tier train. There would be an increase in manufacturing, “Reverend remarked According to Vaishnaw, Railways should be able to introduce two to three new Vande Bharat trains per week by the end of the upcoming fiscal year.
Additionally, he stated that by December 2023, India will have its first entirely homegrown hydrogen train. It will at first run on historic routes like Kalka-Shimla before being expanded, he added.