India’s Fastest Train, Vande Bharat Express, Clocks 1 Lakh Running Kilometres


India’s Fastest Train, Vande Bharat Express, Clocks 1 Lakh Running Kilometres

The indigenously-built Vande Bharat Express has completed one lakh running kilometres without missing a single trip, officials said on Thursday.

A senior Railway Ministry official told IANS: “The Vande Bharat Express, which was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from New Delhi to Varanasi on February 15, clocked one lakh running kilometres on Wednesday without missing a single trip in the last three months.” The train had on its first day on February 15 suffered a breakdown near Kanpur during its return journey from Varanasi.

The Vande Bharat Express, which began its first commercial run from February 17, will soon start replacing Shatabdi Express trains. The high-speed train has been manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai. Read more

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