IRCTC Indian Railways Train 18: Train 18, India’s first engine less-train, also became the fastest train in the country when crossed the 180 kilometers per hour (kmph) mark during a trial run in the Kota-Sawai Madhopur section. It outran Gatimaan Express which held the record of being the fastest train in the country running at 160 kmph.
“Train 18 breached the 180 kmph speed limit in the Kota-Sawai Madhopur section. The major trials are now over, with just some more remaining. Based on the reports, fine tuning would be done if needed. As of now, no major technical problem has cropped up,” S Mani, General Manager of Integral Coach Factory (ICF) that has manufactured the train was quoted as saying by PTI.
Officials in the Indian Railways maintain that the train holds the capability of reaching the top speed of 200 kmph if the tracks, signal system work in tandem. Read More