ICF Chennai to roll out only eight coached Vande Bharat now

Owing to the growing demand for semi-high-speed train, all Vande Bharat trains will be rolled out now as eight-coach rake from Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai. This move comes as IR has decided to ramp up the number of semi-high-speed train and launch the service across the country to cater to the demand. Except for one 16-coach train for which the production is nearing completion, the ICF will now manufacture eight-coach Vande Bharat trains only. At present, two Vande Bharat trains with eight-coach each are operational while the third eight-coach Vande Bharat will be operational on Guwahati-New Jalpaiguri section soon. As per the ICF production plan, total 64 Vande Bharat rakes with eight-coach each train will be manufactured at the facility out of which two have already rolled out and two are almost ready.