Train 18, named Vande Bharat Express to be flagged off soon: In Pics

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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said when the train was conceptualised, it was named Train 18 and now it has been given a new name after taking suggestions from the general public. Photo: PTI
1/5Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said when the train was conceptualised, it was named Train 18 and now it has been given a new name after taking suggestions from the general public. Photo: PTI
The 16-coach train, built in 18 months at a cost of  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>97 crore by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, is regarded as a successor to the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express. Photo: AFP
2/5The 16-coach train, built in 18 months at a cost of 97 crore by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, is regarded as a successor to the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express. Photo: AFP
The train will be fully air-conditioned and will stop at Kanpur and Allahabad and will have two executive chair cars. Photo: AFP
3/5The train will be fully air-conditioned and will stop at Kanpur and Allahabad and will have two executive chair cars. Photo: AFP
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to flag off the train soon, which will ply between Delhi and Varanasi. Photo: PTI
4/5Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to flag off the train soon, which will ply between Delhi and Varanasi. Photo: PTI
Piyush Goyal said he has requested the Railway Board to scale up its production to reduce its overall cost and once the country will have surplus production, it will be exported as well. Photo: Reuters
5/5Piyush Goyal said he has requested the Railway Board to scale up its production to reduce its overall cost and once the country will have surplus production, it will be exported as well. Photo: Reuters
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