India’s fastest train named Vande Bharat Express

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NEW DELHI (Xinhua) – India’s railways ministry has named its semi-high speed train, Train 18 as Vande Bharat Express.

“Now Vande Bharat Express will be put into service of nation,” Indian railways minister Piyush Goyal announced.

The first indigenously built engineless train is set to run between Delhi and Varanasi at a maximum speed of 160 kmph and will soon be flagged off by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The train is equipped with passenger amenities like on-board wifi entertainment, GPS based passenger information system, CCTVs, bio-vacuum toilets, rotating chairs in executive class, and etc.

Indian sprawling railways ferries around 23 million people each day.

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