Vande Bharat trains to be manufactured at approximately Rs 1.15 billion

Reportedly, the new set of 16-coach semi-high speed Vande Bharat Ex­press trains, of which two are expected to be launched in August 2022, will be manufactured at an investment of Rs 1.15 billion each. How­ever, the price is expected to decrease substantially once the coaches are manufactured in bulk. IR is targeting manufacturing of 75 such trains by August 2023. The ICF, Chennai had rolled out the two trains earlier at a cost of Rs 1.06 billion each. ICF is planning to manufacture around 10 trains per month. Eventually, Rail Coach Factory-Kapur­thala and Modern Coach Factory in Raebareilly will also start manufacturing these coaches to meet the target of 400 Vande Bharat trains over the next three years.

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