Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation on the occasion of 75th Independence Day from Red Fort, said that a set of new 75 Vande Bharat Express trains will be launched by 15 August 2023, as fast as possible.
He said, “The 75 Vande Bharat trains will be connecting every corner of the country in 75 weeks of Amrit Mahotsav of Independence".
The Vande Bharat Express will be a semi high-speed, fully air conditioned train, having quicker acceleration and high technologies for security.
The contract to supply the electrical systems for 44 Vande Bharat trains was given to Hyderabad-based engineering firm Medha. The company has now been asked to advance its production plan, so that at least two prototypes can be rolled out by next March following all trials.
Modi said that the process of creating another milestone to connect to the northeast has started along with the attachment of infrastructure. The national capital Delhi will now be connected to the rest of India.