Ashwini Vaishnav / Railway Minister's big announcement- 'Vande Bharat Sleeper' will start running in 2 months

Vikrant Shekhawat : Jun 15, 2024, 08:16 PM
Ashwini Vaishnav: From festivals to summer holidays and the peak season of weddings, the biggest problem Indians face is the waiting for confirmed tickets for traveling in trains. Indian Railways is constantly making many efforts for this, which includes running special trains. Meanwhile, on Saturday, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav made a big announcement that within just 2 months, 'Vande Bharat Sleeper' train sets will start running on the tracks in the country.

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said during a conversation with reporters that the government is constantly trying to deal with the problem of waiting in trains. At the same time, 'Vande Bharat Sleeper' will start running on the tracks within 60 days.

Vande Bharat Sleeper ready to run

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said that 'Vande Bharat Sleeper' is ready to run on the tracks. At present 2 train sets have been prepared. These two trains will be tested for the next 6 months. After that these trains can be started to be launched for general service. Currently, a basic train set of 4 coaches has been prepared for Vande Bharat Sleeper.

Not only this, the government plans to bring about 400 Vande Bharat trains on the track in the next five years. Vande Bharat train does not have a separate engine, but it is a part of the train set. This helps in running the train at high speed. At the same time, its design is made aerodynamic.

Railways trying to end waiting

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav also told about the efforts of the railways to reduce the crowd in trains. He said that this time 19,837 trips of trains have been increased in the summer season to reduce the crowd. This time about four crore extra people have traveled in the summer season. The focus of the government is to increase the rail infrastructure. Thousands of kilometers of new lines have been laid in the last ten years. About 14.5 kilometers of rail track is being built every day in the country.

He said that the railway has a track of 1,29,000 kilometers from the track point. The maximum development of railways is happening in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu has received railway projects worth Rs 6,321 crore. Regarding the bullet train, he said that its 310 km track has been built. The progress of the under sea tunnel is quite good.