India’s first ‘Train 18’ to run between Delhi and Varanasi

India’s first ‘Train 18’ to run between Delhi and Varanasi

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Date of Post: 22 Dec, 2018

The first state-of-the-art ‘Train 18’ will run between Delhi and Varanasi, the Railways told the Parliament on Friday. 36 train set coaches have been planned to be manufactured during 2018-19 at Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, in a reply to a query in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said.

More Information:

  • He said,”ICF has turned out one such rake of 16 train set coaches in October 2018 which was put on trials. The first Train-18 train is proposed to be introduced on Delhi-Varanasi sector.”
  • Train 18 will be the fastest train from the railways’ stable with the ability to cruise at a speed of 180 kmph.
  • It has contemporary passenger amenities like-
    • On-board infotainment and GPS based passenger information system
    • CCTV
    • Automatic sliding doors with retractable coach footsteps
    • Zero discharge vacuum-based bio-toilets
  • The RDSO (Research Designs and Standards Organisation), Lucknow has carried out and completed the necessary performance tests on Train-18 which also includes mandatory safety checks, Gohain also said.
  • Train 18 is likely to be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 29 from Varanasi.

To know more about recent developments of Railways –

20 Dec, 2018: Akkannapet-Medak railway line to be ready by March 2019

20 Dec, 2018: ICF rolls out first ever Self Propelled Inspection Car (SPIC) for Indian Railways

20 Dec, 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to flag off India’s fastest ‘Train 18’ on 29 December


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