Vande Bharat trains will be run in the state in 2023. In the new year 2024, Amrit Bharat trains will also be flagged off.
After Vande Bharat, now the state is going to get three state-of-the-art Amrit Bharat trains.
This is the advanced version of the Vande Bharat Express. Saffron and gray-colored Amrit Bharat trains can run at a maximum speed of 130 kilometers per hour with 22 coaches, compared to the Vande Bharat Express.
There is a possibility of starting this train from Bhopal’s Rani Kamlapati and Indore to Delhi.
The train has push-pull technology. That means the train will have two engines. With this, the car will gain speed quickly. Semi-permanent couplers are installed in the train.
Which will make it jerk-free. There are charging points near each sheet. The driver’s cab is also like that of the Vande Bharat train. It is noteworthy that before this, in the month of April this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had flagged off Vande Bharat Express trains from Rani Kamalapati Railway Station in 2023. Presently, three Vande Bharats are running in Madhya Pradesh. Amrit Bharat trains will be flagged off in the new year 2024.
People of the middle class and working class will enjoy such a journey by taking train tickets.
The railways say that the Amrit Bharat train will be the train of common people.
In this way, people of middle-income and working-class backgrounds will enjoy air-conditioned travel by taking tickets. Reservations will be available by paying 10 percent more than the normal train fare. Long-distance journeys can be completed comfortably in less time. The train engine is made with indigenous technology.
Amrit Bharat Train at a glance
■ 8 general coaches in the train
■ 12 second class
■3-Tier Sleeper Cob Total 22
■ 1800 passengers will be able to travel simultaneously.
■ Modern toilet with CCTV camera
■ Sensor water tap metro-like announcement facility
■ The pilot is in live contact with the station manager throughout the day.
■ Auto snow detectors are installed for fire safety.
There will be engines at both ends of the train.
Engines will be installed at both ends of the Amrit Bharat Express train. This is full-bridge technology, which is used in metro and local trains.
First, there is a plan to run it between Delhi and Chennai. After this, this train will run till Delhi via Gwalior-Bina-Bhopal-Itarsi in Madhya Pradesh.
There is a plan to run Amrit Bharat trains in all divisions. Its schedule is expected to be received from the board soon.
Harshit Srivastava, CPRO, West Central Railway