New Delhi, January 27: Union Railways minister Piyush Goyal said Sunday that Train 18 will now be known as Vande Bharat Express. The railway minister explained the decision saying that Train 18 is a train built completely in India by Indian engineers, in a span of 18 months. Train 18 Breaches 180 km/hr Mark, Water Bottles Onboard Remain Stable: Watch Video.
Goyal said that the train will ply from Delhi to Varanasi. "It is an example that it's possible to make world-class trains under Make in India," added the minister. Indian Railways Approaches PMO to Launch Train-18 with Fares 40-50% Higher than Shatabdi Express.
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Railways Minister P Goyal: Train 18 will now be known as Vande Bharat Express. It's a train built completely in India by Indian engineers, in a span of 18 months. It'll ply from Delhi to Varanasi. It is an example that it's possible to make world-class trains under Make in India. pic.twitter.com/YOO3Mzt84O
— ANI (@ANI) January 27, 2019
On Saturday, with all the safety clearances, trials and tests in place, and the railways all set to launch the indigenously-built Train-18, reports said that the train fares will be likely around 40-50 per cent higher than the Shatabdi Express. Officials said they have approached Prime Minister's Office (PMO) seeking time for the launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which is likely after the presentation of the budget.