Train 18, nation’s fastest train is all set to light up the tracks on December 29 from Varanasi. Even before it can be flagged off, the train ran through a massive damage because a person broke its glass by pelting a stone at the train’s window.
A Twitter user shared this shocking incident and said “Train 18 running at 180 km/h bet Delhi and Agra at this time…Srinivas, the Chief Design Engineer of ICF is in the cab, they touched 181 km/h 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
India’s first engineless train will soon replace Shatabdi trains and will operate between Delhi and Varanasi. Train 18, manufactured by ICF Chennai at a staggering cost of Rs 100 crore, recently became India’s fastest train by clocking speeds of over 180 kmph during trial-run on a section of the Delhi-Rajdhani route. The commuters will enjoy a realistic bullet train-like experience.