On 28th August 2021, Indian Railways floated a tender for 58 Vande Bharat train sets in order to roll-out 75 trains.
This tender is in line with the announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day that Indian Railways will launch 75 Vande Bharat trains in the 75 weeks of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
As per the tender, scope of work includes design, development, manufacturing, integration, and testing of traction propulsion electrics for 58 train sets of Vande Bharat trains.
14th September is the last date for submission of pre-bid queries, and closing date for the tender is 20th October 2021. The new Vande Bharat train sets will be manufactured at the ICF in Chennai, RCF in Kapurthala, and Modern Coach Factory MCF in Rae Bareilly.