Vande Metro: What are hydrogen-powered trains, set to start on heritage routes?


New Delhi: After the successful rollout of Vande Bharat, the Year 2023 will see the launch of Vande Metro, government’s another ambitious project to modernize the Indian Railways.

Vande Metro is a set of hydrogen-powered trains that will replace the locomotive engines designed in 1950s & 1960s, mostly running on small & old routes.

The hydrogen powered trains will run mostly on heritage lines, mostly famous for toy train routes in Himachal & Maharashtra.

The USP of the project that this will be a network of entirely indigenously built trains and will take off by December 2023. The first designs of the trains would be made public by May & June this year.

The hydrogen-powered trains were recently launched in China.