Vande Bharat Express train breached the 180 kmph speed limit

India’s Vande Bharat Express train. Fully made in India semi-high-speed train manufactured at Integral Coach Factory, breached the 180 kmph speed limit during a test run on Friday, near Kota, Rajasthan. The preliminary safety, performance & stability check-up of the Vande Bharat train was conducted between the Kota-Nagda railway sections at various speed levels several times.

“VandeBharat-2 speed trial started between Kota-Nagda section at 120/130/150 and 180 Kmph,” Union Railway Minister Ashwani Vaishnaw tweeted.
WATCH | Trial run on 3rd rake of Vande Bharat undertaken in Kota-Nagda section
Superior ride quality.

The team of RDSO (Research, Design and Standards Organisation) has conducted detailed oscillation trials of a prototype rake of 16 coaches of the train set with a maximum test speed of 180 kmph with a newly designed Vande Bharat train set.

Various phases of trials were conducted in Kota Division. Phase I trial between Kota and Ghat ka Barana, Second Ghat Ka Barana and Kota, Third trial non-recording on the down line between Kurlasi and Ramganj Mandi, Fourth and Fifth trial on the down line between Kurlasi and Ramganj Mandi and Sixth trial on the down line between Kurlasi and Ramganj Mandi and Laban was done on the down line.

During this time, the speed touched the speed of 180 kmph at many places. Vande Bharat train is completely manufactured in India. It is a semi-high-speed train. Vande Bharat train is a self-propelled engine-less train, which means, it does not have a separate locomotive-engine. It has automatic doors and air-conditioned chair car coaches, a revolving chair which can rotate up to 180 degrees and many more modern features which are found in developed countries.

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