Train 18: The engine-less Train 18, now called the Vande Bharat Express, will soon have a Rajdhani-style sleeper-class version for long-distance travel! With the self-propelled Vande Bharat Express being flagged off by PM Narendra Modi on February 15, Indian Railways is already planning to manufacture a Rajdhani-version of the train set.
Financial Express Online learns that the design work for this new sleeper-version of Train 18 will begin soon. “We will start the design work on the sleeper-version of Train 18 in a month or so. The new design should be ready in 2-3 months,” Shubhranshu, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer (PCME) at ICF said while speaking exclusively to Financial Express Online .
“Once the design is ready we will send it to the Railway Board for approval. If all goes well, we should have a Rajdhani-style Train 18 ready by the end of this year,” Shubhranshu added. Read More
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