India’s semi-high speed train also known as Train 18, ‘Vande Bharat Express’ surpassed the record of bullet train during the trial between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, on Friday. The train achieved the speed of 100 Kph in just 52 seconds and broke all records.
Vande Bharat Express Achieved Record-Breaking Speed
Ashwini Vaishnaw, Railway Minister said that it was a “proud moment” as Indian Railways has achieved something commendable and noteworthy with the completion of the third rake trial run of Vande Bharat Express after getting a thumbs up from the Railway Safety Commissioner.
The minister admired the work of Railways regarding the Vande Bharat express and said, “We have shown that a fully loaded water glass has not shaken at the speed of 180kmph, but, it shook the world.”
“The minister also informed that now since the trial run of Vande Bharat is completed, serial production of the rest 72 trains will start soon”, mentioned Hindustan times.
“The maximum speed of the third Vande Bharat train is 180 km/ph whereas the first generation Vande Bharat trains have a maximum speed of 160 km/ph and reach 0-100 kmph in 54.6 seconds and have”, said the Minister.
Informing about the trials western Railways tweet comes forward the reads, “This indigenously prepared self-propelled train is equipped with superior amenities for enhanced passenger travel experience and advanced state-of-the-art safety features.”
In a press release, the Railways ministry asserted that Vande Bharat Express to put on business while being equipped with “WI-FI, 32-inch LCD TVs, energy-efficient ACs with dust-free clean air cooling, and a side recliner seat facility for all classes ‘. These facilities were only offered to executive class passengers previously.
Along with these advanced features, the trains will also include, “automatic fire sensors, CCTV cameras, three-hour battery backup, GPS systems, and a photocatalytic ultraviolet air purification system to filter and clean the air free from germs, bacteria, viruses, etc. fresh air and return air.”