Train 18 Final 10 Routes To Be Implemented On Tracks By 2020

The Indian Railways is considering the ten new proposed routes to start the operational run of the Train-18 by 2020 ICF To Work More Hard And Fast This Time As Deadline Is 2020.

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Train18 Final 10 Routes To Be Implemented On Tracks By 2020
Train18 Final 10 Routes To Be Implemented On Tracks By 2020

New Delhi, Metro Rail News: Following to New Circular issued to Integral coach factory (ICF) for manufacturing 10 more train of train 18 series, Indian Railways is finalizing the routes for starting the operation of India’s first engine-less Train-18 on the track.

According to Indian railways statement “the Indian Railways is considering the ten new proposed routes to start the operational run of the Train-18 by 2020”. In the recent Railway Board meeting chaired by Union Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal, the following new routes were finalized-

Route No. 1:  New Delhi – Bhopal Habibganj

New Delhi – Mathura – Agra Cantt. – Gwalior – Jhansi

Route No. 2: New Delhi – Varanasi

New Delhi – Ghaziabad – Moradabad – Bareilly – Sultanpur – Jaunpur City – Varanasi

Route No. 3:  New Delhi – Kalka

New Delhi – Ambala Cantt. – Chandigarh – Kalka

Route No. 4:  New Delhi – Dehradun

New Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut – Muzaffar Nagar – Deoband – Saharanpur – Dehradun

Route No. 5:  New Delhi – Mumbai

New Delhi – Mathura – Bharatpur – Sawai Madhopur – Kota – Ratlam –  Vadodara – Surat – Mumbai

Route No. 6: New Delhi – Moradabad

New Delhi – Ghaziabad – Hapur – Garhmukteshwar – Gajraula – Amroha – Moradabad

Route No. 7: New Delhi – Prayagraj

New Delhi – Ghaziabad – Aligarh – Tundla – Etawah – Kanpur – Prayagraj

Route No. 8: New Delhi – Amritsar

New Delhi – Ambala Cantt. – Ludhiana – Jalandhar City – Beas – Amritsar

Route No. 9: New Delhi – Howrah

New Delhi – Ghaziabad – Kanpur Central – Prayagraj – Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya – Gaya – Dhanbad – Asansol – Howrah

Route No. 10: New Delhi – Jhansi

Hazarat Nizamuddin – Mathura – Agra Cantt. – Gwalior – Jhansi

The first route of Train-18 will be New Delhi – Bhopal (Habibganj). The first route train 18 will likely to inaugurate On December 25 to mark the birthday of former Prime Minister Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

In response to recent Railway circular issued to Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai, GM Sudhanshu Mani said “ICF will develop two new Train-18 sets in next year by March 2019. so that two new routes will be open after April 2019. ICF To Work More Hard And Fast As Deadline Is 2020. The Indian Railways has set a deadline to open all 10 routes by the end of 2020.

“We expect Train 18 to commence its commercial run from January 2019. Normally, the trials take three months, but now it is happening faster than expected,” Sudhanshu Mani, GM ICF Chennai said while responding on the question related to starting of operation of Train 18.

“Christmas Day also happens to be the birthday of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and it would be a tribute to the great statesman if we manage to launch the next-generation train on that day,” a senior railway official said.

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    • Railways are planning to create a AC Sleeper version of Train 18 also.

      Train 20, if developed will be technically different from Train 18 like having Aluminum body.

  1. As expected, no single route in Southern India.

    Conversion to LHB train set too not a priority to South. Despite contribution to revenue to railways. SCR and SR contribute about 16000+ crores in revenue. If Vizag zone is added to South it will contribute another 6000+ crores. Still no projects to any South states.

  2. It would be great if a train from Nagpur to Hyderabad/ Secunderabad provided. As most of trains allotted for North eastern and north western regions. But not a single allotment for southern side

  3. Forget bullet train or train 18, South India Haas the least amount of electric trains. Focus on electric, train 18 and Mumbai local, than spending over a lakh crore on bullet train. Bullet train is costlier than airplane travel even in Japan. So much cost difference between 200 km train and 300 km train. Try to push for 250 km train from ICF or even buy tech.
    & why south gets no trains. Can you please explain in revenue terms of its not partiality? Can understand that,but I doubt that especially about goods or “quadrilateral”.
    Can’t trust BJP with all that anti AP, RBI, CBI, dramas. How ruthless they’re for votes. How much funds depend on if a state has BJP or other party

  4. South Is going to get German Bullet train. Recent German Embassy and Aswani Lohani meet has Concluded the presentation. vizag Bengaluru Hyderabad and Chennai Kochi will be Connected by it.

  5. Our chennai needs at least 2 train 18. Kindly give important to its place of birth. This complete partiality by bjp government.

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