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PM Modi to flag off Train 18 from New Delhi on Feb 15

Train 18 will boast several high-end features like high-speed on-board WiFi, GPS-based passenger information system, touch-free bio-vacuum toilets, LED lighting, mobile charging points and a climate control system that adjusts the temperature accordingly.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 7 Feb 2019 4:40 AM GMT

PM Modi to flag off Train 18 from New Delhi on Feb 15
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PM Modi to flag off Train 18 from New Delhi on Feb 15
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the country's first engine-less Train 18, called the Vande Bharat Express, on February 15 at 10.00 am from New Delhi.

Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai has manufactured Train 18 that will cover the distance of 795 km in eight hours, 35 per cent faster than other fastest trains on route.

"He will also address people while flagging off the train," the official said on Wednesday.

The passengers travelling from New Delhi to Varanasi in the executive class will be charged Rs 399 for morning tea, breakfast and lunch, while travellers in the chair car will need to pay Rs 344 for the same.

While the passengers travelling from New Delhi to Kanpur and Prayagraj will have to pay Rs 155 and Rs 122 for executive class and chair car, respectively.

From Varanasi to New Delhi, the passengers will be charged Rs 349 and Rs 288 in the executive class and chair, respectively. They will be served evening tea with snacks and dinner.

Railway Ministry has indiccated that the train fare would be 40-50 per cent higher than the rates of Shatabdi Express.

Train 18 recently became India's fastest train by hitting a speed of over 180 kmph during a trial run.

Train will boast several high-end features like high-speed on-board WiFi, GPS-based passenger information system, touch-free bio-vacuum toilets, LED lighting, mobile charging points and a climate control system that adjusts the temperature accordingly.

The 16-coach train will have two executive compartments which will have 52 seats each and trailer coaches will have 78 seats each.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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