Narendra Modi to flag off Vande Bharat Express on Feb 15
Updated: February 07, 2019 10:04 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off India’s first engine-less train Vande Bharat Express on February 15 from the New Delhi Railway station.
First engine-less train named Vande Bharat Express by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, has been manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai.
It became India’s fastest train by hitting speeds of over 180 kmph during a trial run on a section of the Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani route.
The 16-coach train will eventually replace the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express. This train will run between Delhi and Varanasi.