Indian Railways may introduce 50 Amrit Bharat trains this financial year. Here's all about it

The Indian Railways is planning to introduce 50 Amrit Bharat trains this financial year. In fact, earlier this year, the then Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw revealed that 1,000 such trains are in the pipeline, to be made in the coming years.Known as Amrit Bharat Express, the first train was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year.

The Amrit Bharat trains, previously known as Vande Sadharan, are capable of reaching speeds of 250 kmph.

Tickets for Amrit Bharat trains are expected to be affordable, with 1,000 km of travel costing about Rs 454. These are non-AC trains and include second-class, unreserved coaches and sleeper coaches. However, Vaishnaw mentioned earlier that the upcoming Amrit Bharat Express will include both air-conditioned (AC) and non-AC coaches, serving various routes across the country.

The Amrit Bharat train is an LHB push-pull train, which has locomotives at both ends for better acceleration. It provides improved facilities for rail passengers such as beautifully and attractively designed seats, better luggage racks, mobile charging points with suitable mobile holders, LED lights, CCTV, and a public information system, among others.

As per reports, the train comprises 22 coaches, including 8 general second-class coaches for unreserved passengers, 12 second-class 3-tier sleeper coaches, and two guard compartments. Noteworthy features include improved cushioned luggage racks, aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically designed seats and berths, and mobile chargers with suitable holders. The Amrit Bharat Express also incorporates a range of amenities such as zero-discharge FRP modular toilets, aerosol-based fire suppression systems, and radium illumination flooring strips.Currently, there are two Amrit Bharat trains: one on the Darbhanga-Anand Vihar route and another on the Malda-Bengaluru route.


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