Insights on salient features of Vande Bharat express trains with enhanced safety features and amenities

With a view to provide better travel experience to the passengers, Indian Railways has introduced Vande Bharat trains with modern coaches having the following enhanced safety features and amenities.

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  • Enhanced Safety Features and Amenities are mentioned below:
    • Fitted with KAVACH.
    • Faster acceleration and semi High speed operation up to 160 KMPH.
    • Fully Sealed Gangway for Free Passenger Movement
    • Automatic Plug Doors
    • Reclining Ergonomic Seats and Comfortable Seating with revolving seats in executive class.
    • Better Ride Comfort.
    • Mobile charging sockets for every seat.
    • Mini Pantry with provision of Hot Case, Bottle Cooler, Deep freezer & Hot Water Boiler
    • Direct and Diffused Lighting.
    • For Divyangjan passengers a special lavatory in DTC.
    • Emergency openable Windows and fire extinguisher in each coach
    • CCTVs in all Coaches
    • Emergency Alarm Push buttons and Talk Back Units on all Coaches.
    • Better fire safety – Aerosol based fire detection and suppression system in electrical cabinets and lavatories
    • Driver-Guard communication with voice recording facility & Crash hardened memory
    • Coach Condition Monitoring System (CCMS) display with remote monitoring
    • Disaster lights – 4 numbers in each coach in case of Emergency
    • 4 platform side cameras including rear view cameras outside the coach.
  • Total funds utilised for manufacture of Vande Bharat trains is Rs 1343.72 Crores.
  • As on 28th July, 2023, 50 Vande Bharat train services are running on the Indian Railways, connecting states having Broad Gauge (BG) electrified network.
  • Introduction of trains, including Vande Bharat services, is an ongoing process on Indian Railways subject to operational feasibility, traffic justification etc.
  • India’s first-ever indigenously designed and manufactured semi-high speed Vande Bharat trains has provided a modern and comfortable rail travel experience to passengers. High Speed, enhanced Safety standards and world class Service are the hallmarks of this train.
  • This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

Source: PIB- Press Release | Image Credit (representational): Central Railway

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