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Railways Minister inaugurates India’s First Vande Bharat Carbody Structure

Mar 9th, 2024 8:32 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS


(THE NEWSMAN OF INDIA.COM)
Bangalore | March 09, 2024 – The Union Minister for Railways,Ashwini Vaishnaw, marked a historic moment as he inaugurated the carbody structure of India’s pioneering Vande Bharat Sleeper trainset, proudly manufactured by BEML Ltd at its Bangalore-based rail unit. The ceremony was graced by the presence of senior officials from the Ministry of Railways, ICF, and the Chairman and Managing Director of BEML Ltd, Shantanu Roy.

Briefing to media persons, Vaishnaw said, “It’s a historic moment for Indian Railways and for the country to launch the carbody structure of the much-awaited Vande Bharat Sleeper version that will provide easy mobility to commuters and offer various comforts in the near future with global standards.”

The carbody structure is crafted with high-grade Austenitic stainless steel, featuring crashworthy elements integrated into the crash buffers and couplers. Complying with stringent safety standards, all materials and aggregates in the trainset adhere to the Fire standard requirements as per EN45545 HL3 grade.


Engineered with meticulous attention to detail, the Vande Bharat Sleeper Trains designed by BEML prioritize both aesthetic appeal and functionality in their interiors, sleeper berths, and exteriors. From the front nose cone to interior panels, seats and berths, interior lights, couplers, gangways, and beyond, every element is meticulously designed to meet the exacting standards of the sleeper trainset.BEML has spearheaded the development of critical systems including the electrical, propulsion, bogie, exterior plug doors, brake systems, HVAC, and more, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance throughout the trainset. The entire manufacturing and assembly process is undertaken at BEML, underscoring a commitment to quality and precision.Shantanu Roy, CMD of BEML Ltd said “We are delighted to be a part of creating this milestone that will facilitate comfort and world-class facilities while minimizing travel time. Our production is operating at full capacity, and the entire manufacturing and assembly process is undertaken at BEML, emphasizing our commitment to quality and precision by specialised team of engineers and staff.”
These Vande Bharat Sleeper trains set a new benchmark in passenger comfort and convenience, boasting world-class facilities and best-in-class interiors. It marks a significant milestone as India embarks on the journey of introducing sleeper variants within the acclaimed Vande Bharat platform.
Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, placed an order with BEML Limited in May 2023 for the design, manufacture, and commissioning of 10 Rakes of 16 cars Vande Bharat Sleeper version trainsets. These trains will undergo necessary modifications to seamlessly transition from chair car variants to sleeper versions, ensuring compliance with crashworthiness and fire safety requirements.

The success of this project hinges on the meticulous design of aesthetically appealing interiors and the selection of competent GFRP panels, demonstrating BEML’s unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in rail transportation.
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