Vande Bharat flags off: Interesting facts about the Delhi-Katra express train

Updated: Oct 03, 2019, 16:32 | Intern
  • Amit Shah, Piyush Goyal,Piyush Goyal, Harsh Vardhan,  Jitendra Singh, Indian Railways, Vande Bharat Express

    Union home minister Amit Shah was accompanied by Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, Harsh Vardhan, Jitendra Singh and officials from the Indian Railways at the New Delhi junction for the inauguration of the train

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  • Amit Shah, Piyush Goyal,Piyush Goyal, Harsh Vardhan,  Jitendra Singh, Indian Railways, Vande Bharat Express

    While addressing the event Shah said that the project will serve as a medium for the development of the region by boosting religious tourism

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  • Amit Shah, Piyush Goyal,Piyush Goyal, Harsh Vardhan,  Jitendra Singh, Indian Railways, Vande Bharat Express

    The train has 16 coaches and comprises of two Executive AC Chair Car and 12 Chair Car coaches, with scheduled stops at Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana, and Jammu Tawi railway stations. This indigenously developed train has the potential to run up to a maximum speed of 160 kmph, which is said to be the fastest in the country

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  • Vande Bharat Express, Indian Railways, New Delhi, Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra

    The train journey between New Delhi to Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra in Vande Bharat Express is priced at Rs 1,630 in Chair Car coaches and Rs 3,015 in Executive AC Chair Car coaches. It will started plying throughout the week from October 5, except for Tuesday

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  • Vande Bharat Express, Indian Railways, New Delhi, Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, Make in India, Train 18, Integrated Coach Factory , Chennai

    The Vande Bharat express, also known as Train 18, was designed and built by the Integrated Coach Factory in Chennai with a span of 18 months under the central government’s Make in India initiative

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  • Vande Bharat Express, Indian Railways, New Delhi, Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, Make in India, Train 18, Integrated Coach Factory , Chennai

    Earlier, Indian Railways board chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav had said that  40 Vande Bharat trains will be rolled out by 2022

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The Vande Bharat Express (Train 18) was inaugurated on Thursday by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday that would ply between New Delhi and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra within 8 hours. Here’s what happened at the event and all you need to know about the new train. (All pictures: PTI)

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