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Tag: Vande Bharat Express

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Over 32000 animals killed on railway tracks in 2016-18

New Delhi: More than 32,000 animals, including cattle, lions and leopards, have been killed on railway tracks in the past three years, according to data provided by the railways. Additionally, this year, till June 20, 3,479 animals were killed after being run over by trains. This does not include elephants, 60 of whom were killed […]

Top officials told to travel on trains frequently

New Delhi: In a bid to get first-hand information from railway passengers, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav has asked all General Managers and other senior officials to travel by trains frequently. In a letter written to all the General Managers on June 13, Yadav told them to file reports on the services provided by […]

Vande Bharat Express begins first commercial run

New Delhi: The Vande Bharat Express – India’s first semi-high speed train – began its first commercial run on Sunday, a day after it broke down on its way to Delhi from Varanasi. “Vande Bharat Express left Delhi for Varanasi today morning on its first commercial run. Tickets sold out for the next two weeks […]

Vande Bharat Express ready for commercial run on Sunday: Railways

New Delhi: Allaying apprehensions about unusual stop for over three hours of the Vande Bharat Express, a day after its launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Railways on Saturday said the indigenously built train has been “thoroughly checked” and is “ready” for its first commercial run, scheduled on Sunday. Railway Ministry spokesperson Smita Vats […]

Vande Bharat Express breaks down in UP due to communication failure

New Delhi/Tundla: After the much-hyped flagging off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the high-speed Vande Bharat Express to Varanasi, the train suffered a break down on Saturday early morning at Chamraula, 194 km from New Delhi on its empty return journey to Delhi, getting stuck for more than three hours. Railways later blamed it on […]

Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off the indigenous Train 18, renamed Vande Bharat Express, from the New Delhi railway station to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi in the backdrop of the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir which killed 45 troopers. A sombre Modi told a gathering […]

Delhi-Varanasi Chair Car journey by Train 18 to cost Rs 1,850

New Delhi: For travelling between New Delhi and Varanasi by Train 18, rechristened as Vande Bharat Express — scheduled to make its maiden run on February 15 — the passengers will have to shell out 40-50 per cent higher fare than they do for Shatabdi Express, a senior Railway Ministry officials said on Monday. A […]

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Modi to flag off Train 18 on Feb 15

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the indigenously built Train 18, called the Vande Bharat Express, on February 15 from here, a Railway Ministry official said. Train 18, the country’s first engine-less train manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai, will be flagged off at 10 a.m. from the New Delhi […]