Vande Bharat Express Completes 1 Lakh Kms

Vande Bharat Express, also known as Train 18, the first Indian semi-high speed intercity electric multiple unit train has completed one lakh running kilometers without missing a single trip, officials said on Thursday.


A senior Railway Ministry officer said : "The Vande Bharat Express, which was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from New Delhi to Varanasi on February 15, clocked one lakh running kilometres on Wednesday without missing a single trip in the last three months."


Although the train had its breakdown on the very first day February 15, in Kanpur, on its return journey to Varanasi. The train will soon start replacing Shatabdi Express trains. The high-speed train has been manufactured by the Integral Coach 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.


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


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