India’s First Train 18 to Soon Replace Shatabdi Express on Delhi-Bhopal Route

India’s First Train 18 to Soon Replace Shatabdi Express on Delhi-Bhopal Route

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Date of Post: 22 Oct, 2018

New Delhi: India’s first engineless train, code-named Train 18, will soon replace the existing Shatabdi Express on Delhi-Bhopal route. The Train-18 will run at a speed of 160 kmph. The existing Shatabdi train from Delhi-Bhopal takes about 8 hours. Train 18 would cut that by 3 hours, making the distance a total of 5 hours only.

Image Credit: ICF, Chennai

More Information:

  • The Train 18, which is built by Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, would promote “Make in India”.
  • The ICF will make 6 such train sets, out of which 2 will have sleeper coaches.
  • The Train 18 will be launched by the end October.
  • The cost of manufacturing Train 18 is around Rs 6 crores.
  • This is 60% cheaper than the global cost of similar trains.
  • Upon successful implementation of Train 18, the IFC will start working on ‘Train 20’ which will have an all aluminum body.
  • Aluminum will make the train more aesthetic, lightweight, energy efficient, and durable.

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Author:

Deepak Kumar is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and analyst .
His focus is on new initiatives on the Railway Sector of India .
Please reach us at editor@railanalysis.com for more information .


 

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