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Vande Bharat Express clocks 1 lakh running km

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The indigenously-built has completed one lakh running kilometres without missing a single trip, officials said on Thursday.

A senior official told IANS: "The Vande Bharat Express, which was flagged off by from to on February 15, clocked one lakh running kilometres on Wednesday without missing a single trip in the last three months."

The train had on its first day on February 15 suffered a breakdown near during its return journey from

The Vande Bharat Express, which began its first commercial run from February 17, will soon start replacing Shatabdi Express

The high-speed train has been manufactured by the Integral Factory in Chennai.

The gleaming blue-nosed train comes fitted with the best amenities including 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 automatically adjusts the temperature.

The 16-train has two compartments with 52 seats each and trailer coaches with 78 seats each. The class coaches have rotating seats to match the direction of the train.



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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 14:08 IST