Indian Railways is all set to release 10 new Vande Bharat trains in the country by August 2022. The Vande Bharat trains, which will be flagged off in August 2022, will connect 40 cities in India, while the current operational trains run from Delhi to Varanasi and Delhi to Katra.
Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has reviewed the Vande Bharat project and directed the officials in-charge to increase the pace of the project.
As per reports, the Railways Minister also urged that the project up-gradation should be visible in the country's railway services.
A Hyderabad-based engineering firm, Medha has been told to push the production plan of the project, so that at least two prototypes can be launched by March next year.
In January 2021, the Railways had awarded Rs. 2,211 crore contract of designing and manufacturing of propulsion, control, and other equipment for making 44 rakes of Vande Bharat-type train sets to Hyderabad-based Medha Servo Drives Pvt. Ltd.