NEW DELHI: Days after internal communication from the Chennai-based Integral Coach Factory (ICF) that it would complete the manufacturing of 44 Vande Bharat trains by 2027, Chairman Railway Board V.K. Yadav, here on Tuesday, said the new train sets would be manufactured at all three units — ICF, MCF and RCF — and in the nextVande Bharat trains to be made at all 3 coach units, says V.K. Yadav
two-three years would start rolling out.
His remarks came hours after IANS reported that an internal assessment by the ICF said manufacturing of the Vande Bharat rakes, comprising 16 coaches each, could be completed in six and half years or not before December 2027.
The ICF Chief Planning Engineer in his July 14 letter to the Director Mechanical Engineering (Production Unit) said the prototype of the train sets would take at least 28 months to manufacture from the date of finalisation of the tender for the propulsion system. (IANS)