Exclusive: Train 18, Indian Railways engineless train, to be flagged off by PM Modi on Dec 29 on this route


Exclusive: Train 18, Indian Railways engineless train, to be flagged off by PM Modi on Dec 29 on this route

Train 18, Indian Railways’ first engineless ‘Shatabdi killer’, is all set to be flagged off by PM Narendra Modi on December 29, learns Financial Express Online.

Train 18, manufactured by ICF Chennai, recently became India’s fastest train by hitting speeds of over 180 kmph during tests on a section of the Delhi-Rajdhani route. An informed source in the Railway Ministry told Financial Express Online that Train 18 will run between Delhi and Varanasi, the latter being PM Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency.

“Train 18 will be flagged off on December 29 by the Prime Minister on the Delhi-Varanasi route. The venue of the flag off has not yet been decided, whether it will be Delhi or Varanasi,” the official told Financial Express Online.

Train 18, with its white and blue exterior and state-of-the-art swanky interiors, is a world-class offering from Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways. Read More

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