'Inspired By Tricolour' says Ashwini Vaishnaw over new saffron-coloured Vande Bharat Express
The new saffron Vande Bharat Express is not yet operational and is currently stationed at the (ICF) in Chennai
The Indian Railways will soon launch the new Vande Bharat Express in India, wearing saffron-black livery.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw visited the Integrated Coach Factory in Chennai to inspect the new rake and announced that the saffron-coloured semi-high speed train is inspired by the tricolour.
It was also announced that the 28th rake of the Indian-built semi-high-speed Vande Bharat Express will be 'saffron' in colour, railway officials said on Saturday. A total of 25 Vande Bharat Express trains are operational in India now.
The new saffron Vande Bharat Express is not yet operational and is currently stationed at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai, where Vande Bharat trains are manufactured, reported sources.
Union Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw reviewed safety measures in Southern Railways, and also reviewed improvements in the Vande Bharat Express.
After conducting an inspection, the Union minister said that the new colour of the 28th rake of the indigenous train is "inspired by Indian Tricolour".
He said that 25 improvements have done in the Vande Bharat trains.
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off two new and upgraded versions of Vande Bharat Express trains Gorakhpur-Lucknow and Jodhpur-Sabarmati at Gorakhpur Station in Uttar Pradesh, taking the total operational service across the country to a significant milestone of 50.
It is pertinent to note that India's semi-high-speed train set, now offers its services in all rail-electrified states across the country.
With 50 operational services, the Vande Bharat Express has revolutionized rail travel, providing state-of-the-art amenities and reducing travel time for passengers.
The first Vande Bharat Express was flagged off on February 15, 2019, by the Prime Minister, running between New Delhi and Varanasi.
Manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai, the train set symbolizes the 'Make-In-India' initiative and showcases India's engineering prowess.