- India is developing hydrogen-powered trains
- Vande Bharat Express trains are manufactured at ICF Chennai
- Soon she will be seen running on the railway tracks
India is working fast on speed and updating of trains. Government is seriously working on bullet train, Vande Bharat train. At the same time, with the aim of saving some such fuel and electricity, Indian Railways will do a great job. The railways will now run trains from hydrogen. Union Telecom Minister and Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has said that India is developing hydrogen-powered trains and they will be ready by 2023. The Union minister at SOA University in Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha, also said that the Indian Railways is trying to connect remote and non- connected areas of the country with the rail network through its Gati Shakti Terminal Policy and work is going on rapidly under this used to be.
About Vande Bharat train Ashwini Vaishnav said that semi-high speed train Vande Bharat Express which is one of the fastest trains in the country. India is developing it with the country’s own technology under ‘Make in India’. This train has been running smoothly without any major breakdown since last about 2 years. He said that more such Vande Bharat Express trains are being manufactured at ICF Chennai and will soon be seen running on railway tracks. Vande Bharat has got the green signal from the Commissioner of Railway Safety.
Railway Minister earlier said about train and track management that our focus is not only on making trains but we are working hard on track management system to run semi high speed or high speed trains. During the testing of Vande Bharat, we have shown that even a fully filled glass does not spill at a speed of 180 km/h.
Serial production of 72 Vande Bharat Express trains will start soon
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav also informed that the trial run of second generation Vande Bharat Express has been successful. After this, the remaining 72 trains will soon be launched in large-scale production. The Railway Minister said that it is worth mentioning that the maximum speed of the third Vande Bharat train is 180 kmph. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 52 seconds compared to 55 seconds taken by a bullet train. The first generation Vande Bharat train takes 54.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph and has a top speed of 160 kmph.
Hydrogen-powered train was launched in Germany
Germany launched the world’s first fleet of hydrogen-powered passenger trains in Lower Saxony in August this year. According to reports, 14 trains running on hydrogen fuel have been manufactured by the French company Alstom. These trains will now replace diesel-powered trains in Germany.
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