Historic Moment as Railways Minister Inaugurates Vande Bharat Sleeper Trainset

Historic Moment as Railways Minister Inaugurates Vande Bharat Sleeper Trainset
Historic Moment as Railways Minister Inaugurates Vande Bharat Sleeper Trainset
Historic Moment as Railways Minister Inaugurates Vande Bharat Sleeper Trainset
Historic Moment as Railways Minister Inaugurates Vande Bharat Sleeper Trainset

Historic Moment as Railways Minister Inaugurates Vande Bharat Sleeper Trainset

Historic Moment as Railways Minister Inaugurates Vande Bharat Sleeper Trainset…..image/ANI

Historic Moment as Railways Minister Inaugurates Vande Bharat Sleeper Trainset

In a historic moment for Indian Railways, Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurated the carbody structure of India’s pioneering Vande Bharat Sleeper trainset. Manufactured by Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) at its rail unit in Bangalore, the Sleeper version promises enhanced mobility and global standard comforts. Vaishnaw emphasized the trainset’s compliance with safety standards and meticulous design, combining aesthetic appeal and functionality.

Historic Moment as Railways Minister:Key Features and Materials

The carbody structure, crafted with high-grade Austenitic stainless steel, integrates crashworthy elements into the crash buffers and couplers. All materials and aggregates in the trainset adhere to stringent fire standard requirements (EN 45545 HL3 grade). The Vande Bharat Sleeper Trains prioritize both aesthetic appeal and functionality, ensuring passenger comfort and convenience.

Historic Moment as Railways Minister:BEML’s Integral Role in Development

BEML has played a pivotal role in the development of critical systems, including electrical, propulsion, bogie, exterior plug doors, brake systems, HVAC, and more, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance. The entire manufacturing and assembly process take place at BEML, underscoring a commitment to quality and precision.

Historic Moment as Railways Minister:Excitement and Commitment to Quality

Expressing his excitement, Minister Vaishnaw stated, “It’s a historic moment for Indian Railways and for the country to launch the carbody structure of the much-awaited Vande Bharat Sleeper version.” Shantanu Roy, CMD of BEML Ltd, highlighted the company’s commitment to quality and precision, emphasizing their role in creating a milestone that facilitates comfort and world-class facilities while minimizing travel time.

Historic Moment as Railways Minister:Significance of Vande Bharat Sleeper Trains

Vande Bharat Sleeper trains set a new benchmark in passenger comfort and convenience, featuring world-class facilities and best-in-class interiors. The project marks a significant milestone as India introduces sleeper variants within the acclaimed Vande Bharat platform, aligning with the country’s pursuit of excellence and innovation in rail transportation.

Historic Moment as Railways Minister:Order and Technical Aspects

Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, placed an order with BEML Limited for the design, manufacture, and commissioning of 10 Rakes of 16 cars Vande Bharat Sleeper version trainsets in May 2023. These trains, transitioning seamlessly from chair car variants to sleeper versions, will comply with crashworthiness and fire safety requirements. The technical aspects of Vande Bharat Sleeper trainsets include 16 cars per train set, maximum operational speed of 160 kmph (service), and a passenger capacity of 823 berths in various classes.

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