India’s first engineless ‘Train 18’ completes successful trial run
December 4, 2018
India got its first engineless train, Train 18, on Sunday. The train crossed 180 kmph on its first test run in the Kota-Sawai Madhopur section. According to officials, all the major trials are over and the train is expected to start running from January 2019. Train 18 has been made with a whopping Rs 100 crore and is expected to be the fastest train in India.
According to Indian Railways, Train 18 can hit up to 200 kmph. Reports suggest that Indian Railways plans to introduce another Train 18 in a year or so. One of the best parts of Train 18 is that it emits less smoke, carbon dioxide and pollution when compared to other trains. It also has aerodynamically designed driver cabins in both sides of the train.
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There are 16 coaches for Train 18 that has been designed and manufactured in over 18 months.
Social media was flooded with wishes for the new train. At the same time, they also requested passengers to keep the train clean and tidy.
"I just hope and request, all Indians that when these trains will be out for public, make sure you dont make them dirty, dont steal the equipments and help India . #Train18 crosses 180 kmph speed limit during trial run. @ #MakeInIndia", tweeted Imran Solanki.
"Congratulations to the full team involved in this project of #Train18. The test run successfully completed with achieved speed of 180 Km/hr. I appreciate the hardwork done by @PiyushGoyal to turn this into reality", tweeted Shwait Malik.