Train 18, India’s fastest train, was pelted with stones on Thursday during its trial run between Delhi and Agra.
Train 18, will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 29 likely from his constituency Varanasi.
A window of the train was damaged due to stone pelting. Manufactured by ICF Chennai, the train’s manufacturing cost is Rs. 100 crore.
After the incident, the Railways appealed to the public to desist from damaging railway property that has been essentially made for their convenience. India’s first engineless train, it will be replacing Shatabdi trains and will run between Delhi and Varanasi.
General Manager of the ICF tweeted, “Train 18 running at 180 km/h between Delhi and Agra at this time… Srinivas, the Chief Design Engineer of ICF is in the cab, they touched 181 kmh for record sake… Some vandal threw a stone breaking a glass, hope we nab him.”
Train 18 running at 180 km/h bet Delhi and Agra at this time…Srinivas, the Chief Design Enginner of ICF is in the cab, they touched 181 kmh for record sake 😊…some vandal threw a stone breaking a glass, hope we nab him. pic.twitter.com/YXpqUS6qqC
— ManiSudhanshu (@ManiSudhanshu58) December 20, 2018
Reportedly, the train will have two executive compartments which will have 52 seats each and trailer coaches will have 78 seats each.