Prime Minister Narendra Modi to flag off ‘Train 18’ on February 15

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to flag off ‘Train 18’ on February 15

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Date of Post: 7 Feb, 2019

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off India’s first engineless train ‘Train 18’ on February 15 from the New Delhi Railway station, a senior official of the ministry said on Wednesday. Train 18, was recently named as ‘Vande Bharat Express’ by Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

More Information:

  • The Train 18 has been manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai.
  • It became India’s fastest train by hitting speeds of over 180 kmph during a trial run on a section of the Delhi-Rajdhani route.
  • The official said,”The PM will flag off the train at 10 am on February 15 and there will be a function in which he will give a speech as well. It”s a matter of great pride for us as this is the Railways” first indigenous train.”
  • The 16-coach train will replace the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express.
  • The Train 18 will run between Delhi and Varanasi.
  • It was given the safety certificate by the CCRS (Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety) on January 25.
  • The ‘Train 18’ has undergone extensive trials under the supervision of the Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO), Lucknow.
  • The ‘Train 18’ is capable of touching a maximum speed of 200 kmph.

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6 Feb, 2019: Moula-Ali Railway Station Developed as “Adarsh Station”

6 Feb, 2019:  Department of Telecom to seek TRAI views on allocating spectrum worth Rs 65,000 crore to Indian Railways

6 Feb, 2019: Centre approves new railway line between Morappur and Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu

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