Vande Bharat Train’s Components Stuck in Ukraine
NEW DELHI (ANI) – India’s Ministry of External Affairs and the Railway Ministry are in talks with the Ukraine-based wheel manufacturer and the Embassy of Romania to expedite the delivery process of the Vande Bharat Train wheels for a trial run. According to sources, a consignment of 128 wheels for the Vande Bharat train has reached Romania by road from war-torn Ukraine, which will now be brought to India soon.
When asked to airlift those wheels the MEA spokesperson said: “We are working on how to do this.”
Thousands of wheels were ordered for the Vande Bharat train to a Ukrainian firm whose work has been affected by the war.
India is trying to meet its target of launching 75 Vande Bharat “semi-high speed trains” on major routes across the country by the end of this year.