Second train 18 to be run between Delhi-Mumbai

India's First Indigenous Semi High-Speed "​​Train-18" will come out of the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) by the end of this month. This is the second semi-high-speed train of the country and expected to run between Delhi and Mumbai

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Many Countries Interested In Importing India's Train 18 Set
Many Countries Interested In Importing India's Train 18 Set

MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): India’s First Indigenous Semi High-Speed “​​Train-18” will come out of the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) by the end of this month. This is the second semi-high-speed train of the country and expected to run between Delhi and Mumbai. 

Vande Bharat originally designed as Train-18. It was named Train 18 because it’s introduced in 2018.  Although There was a plan to bring a new type of train named Train-19 this year. But now that plan has been cancelled. Instead, more sets of train-18 will now be prepared.

Change in train design

There has been some change in the design of the train. As in the previous train, There was not enough room for the meal. Cattleguards have been installed so that no incidents will happen of animal cutting. 

Vande Bharat Express is India’s new train sets are different and better in many ways than the current train. For instance, it would be possible to have their seats tilted back. They will also have a place to keep food. Apart from this, steps have been taken to open manually in the case of the jam of their external automatic doors. 

Time will be saved

It will be run between Delhi and Mumbai. This train will take 12 hours to reach Delhi from Mumbai, while the Mumbai Rajdhani Express takes 16 hours to cover the distance between Delhi and Mumbai. This high-speed train will reach you at your destination for four hours in advance. The distance from Delhi to Mumbai is 1358 kilometres. 

Two executive chair car 

The entire train is equipped with air-conditioned and chair car, which has 16 coaches. Two of these will be Executive Chair Car and the rest will be the General Chair Car Coach. The doors of the train will be closed automatically before the operation. To move from the first coach to the last coach, doors have been installed inside the train. At the time of the stay of the train, the stairs will come out from inside the coach.

Other Routes for Vande Bharat Express:

The other routes which are discussed for Vande Bharat include Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Jaipur, Delhi-Bhopal besides Chennai-Mangalore and Hyderabad-Mangalore routes. This train will be run on 500 km or less distant routes. The reason for this is that travellers generally do not like to travel more than six hours. While the journey of Delhi-Varanasi has to sit for eight hours.

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