Three New Routes Added to Train 18’s Schedule

Railways has announced that the newly launched Train 18, also named Vande Bharat Express, will soon run on three new routes. The proposed routes are Bengaluru-Mangaluru, Mangaluru-Chennai and Mangaluru-Hyderabad.

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Piyush Goyal, Railway minister, said that an automatic signalling system will also be installed on these routes.

Indigenously manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, Vande Bharat Express is India’s first semi-high speed train, equipped with several modern features.

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Piyush Goyal has said that around 100 more such Vande Bharat Express-style train sets will be manufactured in the coming years.

The train has 16 coaches in total with 2 Executive Class Chair Car coaches and 14 Chair Car coaches.

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