India’s fastest Vande Bharat Express to be flagged off by PM Narendra Modi tomorrow

  1. India’s first semi-high speed train Vande Bharat Express (Train 18) will be flagged off by Prime Minister.
  2. Train 18 is India’s first indigenously built engineless train capable of running at a speed of up to 160 kmph,It is also being referred to as a successor to the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express.
  3. The fully air-conditioned semi-high speed train,which will cut travel time by 15 per cent as compared to the Shatabdi, has been manufactured under ‘Make in India’ initiative by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF).
  4. The features of the much-anticipated train include (a)modern air-conditioned coaches (b) touch free automatic doors (c) GPS-enabled passenger information system and (d) onboard uninterrupted Wifi and infotainment system.