Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday flagged off the Vande Bharat Express from New Delhi railway station. A two-minute silence was observed before the launch in memory of at least 40 CRPF soldiers who lost their lives in one of the deadliest attacks in the Jammu Kashmir Valley.
PM chaired an emergency Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meet in the morning to tackle the dastardly terror attack, he is also expected to launch the Vande Bharat Express.
Delhi: Visuals of Prime Minister Narendra Modi onboard Vande Bharat Express (Train-18). pic.twitter.com/56HdybH6cS
— ANI (@ANI) February 15, 2019
The train became India’s fastest train by hitting speeds of over 180 kmph during a trial run on a section of the Delhi-Rajdhani route.
Vande Bharat Express will replace the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express and run from Delhi to Varanasi taking stops at Kanpur and Prayagraj. It has 16 coaches (2 executive chair car and 14 chair car) and will take only eight hours to complete the journey.
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