Vande Bharat Express News
Vande Bharat Express covers the distance between New Delhi and Varanasi in eight hours and runs on all days of the week, except Monday and Thursday. The train has two executive compartments with 52 seats each and trailer coaches with 78 seats each. At present, there are four pairs of Tejas Express in Indian Railways which were introduced in the last three years.
The tender has been cancelled as a Chinese firm emerged as the only foreign player among the six contenders when the tender was opened last month The five other firms which took part in the bidding are state-owned BHEL, Bharat Industries, Sangrur, Electrowaves Electronics, MEDHA Servo Drives, Powernetics Equipment India Pvt Ltd CRRC Limited is a Chinese government company that took part in the global tender process announced by Integral Coach Factory, Chennai
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday flagged off superfast indigenously built Vande Bharat Express, plying between Delhi and Katra, at New Delhi Railway station for its inaugural run. A gift to Vaishno Devi's worshippers, the train will cut the travel time between Delhi and Katra to just eight hours, as compared to 12-14 hours.