Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off India’s first engineless train Vande Bharat Express on February 15 from New Delhi Railway Station, a senior official of the ministry told to PTI.
Vande Bharat Express was earlier known as Train 18, is India’s fastest train by hitting speeds over 180kmph during a trial on the Delhi-Rajdhani route.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal recently named Train 18 as Vande Bharat Express, has been manufactured by Integral Coach Factory, Chennai.
The official said that, ” PM Modi 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 is a matter of pride for us as this is the Railway’s first indigenous train”.
30-year old shatabdi Express will be replaced by 16 coach train and the train will run between Delhi and Varanasi.