India’s fastest train, Train 18 has been given a name, now it would be called ‘Vande Bharat Express’, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Sunday.
The train has 16 coaches and is going to be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is going to run between Delhi and Varanasi at a maximum speed of 160 kmph. Goyal further added that he has yet to discuss the launch time of the train with PM.
The train was manufactured by Integral Coach Factory, Chennai at a cost of Rs 97 Crore. It took 18 months for manufacturing the train. The train received all statutory clearances for commercial operations on Friday.
It has two stops, Kanpur and Allahabad and will have two executive chair cars and 14 non-executive chair cars.
The fully air-conditioned train’s fare is likely to be higher than that of Shatabdi trains which will include food as well.