India’s fastest indigenous train which will run from Delhi to Varanasi has been named as Vande Bharat Express. Its previous name was Train 18. The new name has been given after taking suggestions from the general public.
It is a train built completely in India by Indian engineers in a span of 18 months and it is an example that it is possible to make world-class trains under Make in India. The 16-coach train has been built by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai and cover the distance in 8 hours. It is the first locomotive-less train in the country.
Source- AIR World Service
Static/Current Takeaways Important For NIACL AO Mains Exam:
- Piyush Goyal is the present Railways Minister of India.
- John Mathai was the 1st Railways Minister of Independent India.