The Indian Railways is set to begin the commercial run of India’s fastest train, Train 18, before the commencement of Kumbh Mela on January 14. News agency PTI quoted sources as saying that the train will also be used to ferry delegates of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on January 24 from Kumbh Mela in Allahabad to New Delhi for Republic Day event.
The news agency had earlier reported that Train 18 would run at a curtailed speed of 130 kmph. Notably, the train has a potential to run at a speed of up to 200 kmph.
However, a final date for the launch of the train is yet to be decided as the Indian Railways is awaiting a go-ahead from the Prime Minister’s Office for the same. Read More