Good News! Mumbai locals to be like Vande Bharat soon

by Web Desk | Published: 03 Mar 2023

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The Railway Board intends to introduce locally constructed trains with a similar design in Mumbai as a result of how the Vande Bharat trains have altered the way people move about in India. On February 1st, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw also unveiled the Vande Metro concept for intercity travel. By December of this year and by 2024, which also happens to be the Lok Sabha election year, he had promised that the "Made in India" Vande Metro trains would be ready for service.
Another miniature variation of the well-liked idea, Vande Locals will provide travellers with greater comfort and speed. Significantly, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region is already seeing a rise in the popularity of people who have air conditioning (AC) (MMR). The Railway Board is looking at the potential of operating local trains a la Vande Bharat in the city, according to Rajnish Goyal, Divisional Railway Manager of Central Railway, who announced on Friday.
"Around big cities, there are enormous habitations from which people would like to come to the big metropolis for employment or enjoyment, and then go back to their native place," Vaishnaw had said in February. We are developing a Vande Metro that would be Vande Bharat's counterpart for it. The train's design and manufacture will be finished this year, and in the following fiscal year, production will speed up. They will resemble a quick shuttle for the guests.
The idea behind the Vande Metro is supposed to be comparable to that of the European "Regional Trans" trains. They will be comparable to local trains but go considerably more quickly. It will be a fast train that will resemble a top-notch shuttle for its customers. According to reports, the railways have agreed to provide two types of Vande Metro services - Vande Metro Rapid and Vande Metro Regional - for intra-city and intercity travellers across the country in an effort to provide speedier and hassle-free connections. More than 70 lakh passengers use the more than 3,000 suburban services that the Central and Western Railway run daily in Mumbai.
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