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Vande Bharat Express: Narendra Modi flags off Train 18 from New Delhi today

Updated : February 15, 2019 03:33 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the indigenously built Train 18, called the Vande Bharat Express, today from the New Delhi railway station.

Train 18, the country's first engine-less train manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai.

The passengers travelling from New Delhi to Varanasi in the executive class will be charged Rs 399 for morning tea, breakfast and lunch, while travellers in the chair car will need to pay Rs 344 for the same.

While the passengers travelling from New Delhi to Kanpur and Prayagraj will have to pay Rs 155 and Rs 122 for executive class and chair car, respectively.

From Varanasi to New Delhi, the passengers will be charged Rs 349 and Rs 288 in the executive class and chair, respectively. They will be served evening tea with snacks and dinner.

The Railway ministry had earlier indicated that the fare of Train 18 would be 40-50 percent higher than that of the Shatabdi Express.

Railway minister Piyush Goyal had earlier said that the indigenously built train would complete the distance of 795 km in eight hours, 35 percent faster than other fastest trains on route.

Train 18 recently became India's fastest train by hitting a speed of over 180 kmph during a trial run.

Image Credits: IANS/PTI

India's first locomotive-less train
India's first locomotive-less train "Vande Bharat Express" also known as Train 18, arrives at Varanasi Junction railway station during a test run from New Delhi, on February 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Union railways minister Piyush Goyal during the inspection of India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 at New Delhi Railway station, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Union railways minister Piyush Goyal during the inspection of India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 at New Delhi Railway station, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Union railways minister Piyush Goyal during the inspection of India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 at New Delhi Railway station, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Union railways minister Piyush Goyal during the inspection of India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 at New Delhi Railway station, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Interiors of the locomotive-less train or Train 18 in New Delhi, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Interiors of the locomotive-less train or Train 18 in New Delhi, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Interiors of the locomotive-less train or Train 18 in New Delhi, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Interiors of the locomotive-less train or Train 18 in New Delhi, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Interiors of the locomotive-less train or Train 18 in New Delhi, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Interiors of the locomotive-less train or Train 18 in New Delhi, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Housekeeping staff clean up a coach of India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 at New Delhi Railway station, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Housekeeping staff clean up a coach of India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 at New Delhi Railway station, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 arrives at New Delhi Railway station, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 arrives at New Delhi Railway station, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
A view of the driver's cabin of India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 in New Delhi, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
A view of the driver's cabin of India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 in New Delhi, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 at New Delhi Railway station, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 at New Delhi Railway station, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
An inside view of India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 in New Delhi, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
An inside view of India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 in New Delhi, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 at New Delhi Railway station, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 at New Delhi Railway station, on January 2, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 arrives at the Allahabad Junction railway station during a test run from New Delhi, on December 29, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 arrives at the Allahabad Junction railway station during a test run from New Delhi, on December 29, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani sits in the driver's cabin after flagging off country's first engine-less train 'Train 18', developed by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), in Chennai, Monday, October 29, 2018. (PTI Photo)
Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani sits in the driver's cabin after flagging off country's first engine-less train 'Train 18', developed by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), in Chennai, Monday, October 29, 2018. (PTI Photo)
Visitors during the flagging-off ceremony of the country's first engine-less train 'Train 18', developed by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), in Chennai, Monday, October 29, 2018. (PTI Photo)
Visitors during the flagging-off ceremony of the country's first engine-less train 'Train 18', developed by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), in Chennai, Monday, October 29, 2018. (PTI Photo)
Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani flags off country's first engine-less train 'Train 18', developed by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), in Chennai, Monday, October 29, 2018. (PTI Photo)
Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani flags off country's first engine-less train 'Train 18', developed by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), in Chennai, Monday, October 29, 2018. (PTI Photo)
Country's first engine-less train 'Train 18', developed by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) after flagging off ceremony, in Chennai, Monday, October 29, 2018. (PTI Photo)
Country's first engine-less train 'Train 18', developed by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) after flagging off ceremony, in Chennai, Monday, October 29, 2018. (PTI Photo)
Chennai: Visitors take pictures with the country's first engine-less train 'Train 18', developed by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) during its flagging-off ceremony, in Chennai, Monday, October 29, 2018. (PTI Photo)
Chennai: Visitors take pictures with the country's first engine-less train 'Train 18', developed by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) during its flagging-off ceremony, in Chennai, Monday, October 29, 2018. (PTI Photo)
India's first 100-crore indigenously developed high-tech, energy-efficient, self-propelled or engineless trainset -- Train 18 during a media preview at Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi on November 14, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
India's first 100-crore indigenously developed high-tech, energy-efficient, self-propelled or engineless trainset -- Train 18 during a media preview at Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi on November 14, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
India's first 100-crore indigenously developed high-tech, energy-efficient, self-propelled or engineless trainset -- Train 18 during a media preview at Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi on November 14, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
India's first 100-crore indigenously developed high-tech, energy-efficient, self-propelled or engineless trainset -- Train 18 during a media preview at Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi on November 14, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
A view of India's first trainset -- Train 18 during a media preview at Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi on November 14, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
A view of India's first trainset -- Train 18 during a media preview at Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi on November 14, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
India's first trainset -- Train 18 during a media preview at Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi on November 14, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
India's first trainset -- Train 18 during a media preview at Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi on November 14, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
An inside view of India's first trainset -- Train 18 --Rs 100 crore indigenously developed high-tech, energy-efficient, self-propelled or engineless train that was flagged off by Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani on October 29, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
An inside view of India's first trainset -- Train 18 --Rs 100 crore indigenously developed high-tech, energy-efficient, self-propelled or engineless train that was flagged off by Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani on October 29, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
An inside view of the aerodynamically designed driver cabin of India's first trainset -- Train 18 --Rs 100 crore indigenously developed high-tech, energy-efficient, self-propelled or engineless train that was flagged off by Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani on October 29, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
An inside view of the aerodynamically designed driver cabin of India's first trainset -- Train 18 --Rs 100 crore indigenously developed high-tech, energy-efficient, self-propelled or engineless train that was flagged off by Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani on October 29, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
A view of the washroom of India's first trainset -- Train 18 --Rs 100 crore indigenously developed high-tech, energy-efficient, self-propelled or engineless train that was flagged off by Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani on October 29, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
A view of the washroom of India's first trainset -- Train 18 --Rs 100 crore indigenously developed high-tech, energy-efficient, self-propelled or engineless train that was flagged off by Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani on October 29, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
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