Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Indian Railways’s ambitious Train18 in a week, as the train sets have got their final clearance from the Electrical Inspector to the Government (EIG) following three days of rigorous inspection.
The development comes a month after its final trial run was completed a month ago. Sources in the Rail Bhawan said the train was sent for EIG inspection on Monday after the Railway Board gave its approval despite objections from its rolling stock department, which designed and manufactured India’s fastest state-of-the-art train.
The Rolling Stock department has argued that there was no legal or administrative precedent to send the train for EIG inspection, as it already has received certification from Research Design and Standards Organisation, sources said. Read More