Vande Bharat Express: News

15 Jan 2023


Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express between Telangana and Andhra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually flagged off another new Vande Bharat Express connecting Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh to Telangana's Secunderabad on Sunday.

09 Jan 2023

West Bengal

West Bengal: Railways denies stone pelting on Vande Bharat Express

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) division of the Indian Railways on Monday denied allegations of stone pelting at the Vande Bharat Express in West Bengal a day before, India Today reported.

03 Jan 2023

West Bengal

West Bengal: Stones pelted at Vande Bharat Express, windows damaged

Unidentified miscreants pelted stones at the newly launched Vande Bharat Express between West Bengal's Kumarganj and Malda Railway Stations, damaging several window panes and one main door glass, as per reports.

30 Dec 2022

Narendra Modi

After performing Heeraben's cremation, PM virtually launches Vande Bharat Express 

Just hours after performing his mother Heeraben's last rites in Gujarat's Gandhinagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Raj Bhavan in Ahmedabad to virtually flag off West Bengal's first Vande Bharat Express connecting New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Howrah on Friday morning.

11 Dec 2022


PM Modi flags off new Vande Bharat train in Nagpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially flagged off Phase I of the Nagpur Metro rail project on Sunday.

11 Nov 2022


PM flags off South India's 1st Mysuru-Chennai Vande Bharat train

Southern India got its first and country's fifth semi-high-speed Vande Bharat train.

29 Oct 2022


Gujarat: Vande Bharat train again collides with cattle, nose damaged

The Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Superfast Express was damaged after colliding with a cattle near Gandhinagar, Gujarat. This is the third such incident since the launch last month.

12 Oct 2022

Narendra Modi

Delhi-Chandigarh in under 3 hours, courtesy 4th Vande Bharat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to flag off the fourth Vande Bharat Express train on Thursday, set to run between Himachal Pradesh's Una and Delhi.

30 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

PM flags off new Vande Bharat Express; check details here

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the third Vande Bharat Express train on Friday, set to run between Gandhinagar and Mumbai Central.

16 Sep 2022

Ashwini Vaishnaw

India to get first hydrogen-powered train by 2023: Railway Minister

India is all set to get its first hydrogen-powered train by 2023, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced on Friday.

01 Feb 2022

Nirmala Sitharaman

#Budget2022: 400 Vande Bharat trains to be introduced, says Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday announced that 400 new Vande Bharat Express trains will be introduced in the next three years.

01 Jan 2020

Indian Railways

Trains to get costlier as Railways hike fares starting today

Starting January 1, 2020, Indian Railways will be hiking train fares across its network, barring suburban train services.

14 Oct 2019


India's fastest train stranded without AC, lights for an hour

The passengers on-board the Vande Bharat Express, one of the most premium trains of India, must have been wanting a comfortable journey. Instead, on Sunday they suffered for an hour without AC, lights, or even a fan, after the locomotive developed a technical snag.

03 Oct 2019


Home Minister Amit Shah flags off Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today flagged off the second Vande Bharat Express, India's fastest train, in the capital. He was accompanied by Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal, among others.

01 Sep 2019


Indian Railways: E-tickets to get costlier as service charge restored

In what might come as a disappointment to passengers, e-tickets booked through Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) are set to get costlier, starting from today, ie. September 1.

24 Feb 2019


Stone chunks hit Vande Bharat Express; driver's screen, windows damaged

The main driver's screen and some side windows of the Vande Bharat Express were damaged when the train was hit by stones during its Varanasi-New Delhi journey yesterday.

22 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

Train 18 hits motorcycle, bull; woes continue

Days after it broke down after launch, Train 18, also known as the Vande Bharat Express, ran into several problems again on Wednesday.

17 Feb 2019

Rahul Gandhi

India's first semi-high speed train, Vande Bharat Express, begins commercial-run

The Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, began its first commercial run today, a day after it broke down on its way to Delhi from Varanasi.

17 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

After breakdown, Train 18 commences its maiden commercial run

A day after it broke down on its way to Delhi from Varanasi, India's first indigenously-built semi-high speed train, Train 18, recently christened Vande Bharat Express, began its maiden commercial journey on Sunday.

16 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

Just a day after launch, Train 18 breaks down

A day after it was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vande Bharat Express (which is popularly known as Train 18), broke down on Friday.

15 Feb 2019


Delhi: PM Modi flags off Vande Bharat, India's fastest train

India's first semi-high speed train, the Vande Bharat Express, was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today from the New Delhi Railway Station amid sombre mood, in the backdrop of the terror attack in Pulwama that killed at least 40 CRPF personnel yesterday.

11 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

Train 18: AC chair car, executive class fares announced

Ticket fares of Vande Bharat Express or Train 18, which will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, was announced today.

01 Feb 2019


#Budget2019: Rs. 64,587cr capital support announced for Indian Railways

Talking about budget allocation for the Indian Railways, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, during his interim Budget 2019 speech, announced capital support for the Railways to the tune of Rs. 64,587cr.

27 Jan 2019


Indian Railways names Made-in-India #Train18 as 'Vande Bharat Express'

Indian Railways has named the country's first indigenously built engine-less train, Train 18, as Vande Bharat Express, acknowledging its "Made in India" status, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said.