To give common travelers a comfortable and economical ride, the Indian Railways announced that a non-AC Vande Sadharan train with Sleeper and General facilities will be introduced shortly. According to the most recent information, the non-AC Vande Sadharan trains would be produced at ICF Chennai for Rs 65 crore, with the first rake likely to be delivered by the end of the year.
The first Vande Sadharan train rake is planned to be introduced by the end of this year, according to Indian Railways. The complete AC Vande Bharat train, including seating configurations, is being produced at ICF and would cost around Rs 100 crore.
According to reports, the Vande Sadharan train would include 24 LHB carriages and two locomotives at each end to guarantee rapid acceleration. The push-pull strategy with two locomotives will increase the train’s acceleration rate.
New Features Available In Vande Sadharan Train
- Passengers on the Vande Sadharan train may anticipate contemporary facilities including bio-vacuum toilets, a passenger information system, and charging ports at every seat.
- CCTV cameras will be put in each carriage to improve passenger safety.
- The train will also include an automated door system, similar to the Vande Bharat Express.
- Interestingly, non-AC trains will include CCTV cameras, bio-vacuum toilets, and automated doors for the first time.
The Railways has already faced criticism for charging a higher fee on Vande Bharat trains. But now the Vande Sadharan service is now planning to have standard pricing levels which makes it more accessible to a larger number of people.