Vande Bharat: Non AC Vande Sadharan train reaches Mumbai, here's all you need to know

The first-ever Vande Sadharan Express train is being stabled at the Wadibunder railway yard at Mazgaon for trials, in Mumbai, on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023. Photo: PTI

The Vande Sadharan Push-Pull train, a new type of train introduced by the Railways, has reached Mumbai for trials. The non-AC, sleeper train is manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai and costs around Rs 65 crore. The train, pulled by two WAP5 locomotives is equipped with streamlined noses. It can also operate at a maximum of 130 kmph, as per reports. It is designed to be more affordable, as compared to the Vande Bharat trains. The trails, which will take place in the Mumbai - Nashik route, focus on the train's performance in hilly terrains. The train might have the Mumbai - Delhi stretch as one of its routes.

Here are a few of its other interesting features:
It has 22 coaches - 12 sleeper non-ac coaches, 8 general coaches, 2 luggage coaches
It can carry around 1800 passengers
Its maximum speed is 130 km/hr as compared to Vande Bharat's 160 km/hr
It has electric locomotives at both ends

While the Vande Bharat is a semi-high-speed train, the Vande Sadharan is a regular-speed train
Vande Sadharan is an express train, coloured in orange and grey colours
It is equipped with modern amenities such as bio-vacuum toilets, passenger information systems, and charging points

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