Train 18 is will soon start its journey on the Delhi-Varanasi route, confirmed Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday, according to a PTI report. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the country’s fastest train. Train 18 will cover the 750-km route at a maximum speed of 160 kmph. The estimated run-time would be eight hours, about one-and-a-half times faster than the fastest train on the route, said Goyal.
Train 18 has a number of features to enhance passenger comfort, including interconnected fully-sealed gangways, automatic doors with retractable footsteps, A GPS-based passenger information system, modular toilets with bio-vacuum systems, rotational seats that can be aligned in the direction of travel (available only in the executive class), roller blinds, diffused LED lighting and toilets accessible by the differently. There will be a climate control system that adjusts the temperature according to occupancy and weather.
Earlier this month, Goyal had said that Train 18 had “amenities of international standards, was Wi-Fi enabled, and it had no locomotive or engine,” PTI reported. Read More
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