By FY 2024, will India have hydrogen powered trains?

The Ministry of Railways in India has always kept on trying new technologies to make people's journeys comfortable, fast and eco-friendly. As on September 2022, Union Railways Minister announced that India is looking forward for making hydrogen powered engine trains, run on the track by FY 2024. Through its Gati Shakti terminals plan, Indian Railways has begun its attempts to link the isolated and underserved regions of the nation with the railway system, and progress on the policy is being made quickly. The goal of this policy is to help the Indian Railways' cargo system and reduce inter-departmental expenses for the last-mile consumer. This hydrogen powered train has been named "The Vandebharat Express". This train, which is among the quickest, is being created in India using homegrown technology. The Vandebharat express trains have already been operating with no serious failures since FY2020, and more of these trains are being built at ICF and should be in operation by FY 2024.
The Vande Bharat Express has already received approval from the Railway Safety Commissioner in FY2023. Indian Railways has also been putting a lot of effort into developing a railway control system for semi-high or high-speed trains. A water glass that was fully laden and moving at 180 kilometers per hour didn't shake during Vande Bharat trail run. After this trial period, production of 72 similar trains will be active. The maximum speed of Vande Bharat is 180 kilometers per hour and would be powered by hydrogen. This train would help in reducing carbon and saving electricity. Also, it would help India to establish hydrogen market. 


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