Indian Railways has no intention to take a break from its ongoing modernisation spree as it gears up to roll out the second Train 18 or Vande Bharat Express (VB Express)- the fastest train in India run on an engine-less platform with heaps of features which were unprecedented and unseen in the history of Indian Railways until the first such train was released for operation between New Delhi and Varanasi, reports Financial Express.
The second rake of the famous VB Express is expected to be rolled out in the first week of May 2019. It’s a semi-high-speed self-propelled train which had touched the speeds as high as 180 km per hour during its trials and has an operational speed of up to 160 km per hour.
Built by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai under Government of India’s much touted ‘Make in India’ programme, the first VB Express was a prototype, the first of its kind of train in India. Read More
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