Jan. 28, 2019

Union Government has renamed Train 18 as Vande Bharat Express after taking suggestions from the general public. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the semi high speed train soon.


  • It is India's fastest indigenous train which has been built by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai. 

  • It is India's first semi-high-speed train which will run from Delhi to Varanasi at a maximum speed of 160 kmph by covering the distance in 8 hours. 

  • It is equipped with world class passenger amenities like On-board wifi entertainment, GPS based passenger information system, CCTVs, bio-vacuum toilets, rotating chairs in executive class, etc. 

  • Further, it has intelligent braking system with power regeneration for better energy efficiency thereby making it cost, energy and environment efficient. 

  • It is also the first locomotive-less train in the country. 

Source : The Hindu