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PM Modi to flag off India's first engineless train from New Delhi on Feb 15

Train 18, which was recently named Vande Bharat Express by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, has been manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Vande Bharat. Photo: Twitter

will flag off India's first engineless train on February 15 from the New Railway station, a of the ministry told

Train 18, which was recently named by Piyush Goyal, has been manufactured by the Integral 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 PM will flag off the train at 10 am on February 15 and there will be a function in which he will give a speech as well. It's a matter of great pride for us as this is the Railways' first indigenous train," the said.

The 16-train will eventually replace the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express. This train will run between and

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 07:45 IST
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