Vande Bharat Express

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Trains to get costlier as Railways hike fares starting today

01 Jan 2020

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Train 18 hits motorcycle, bull; woes continue

22 Feb 2019

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.

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

17 Feb 2019

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.

After breakdown, Train 18 commences its maiden commercial run

17 Feb 2019

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.

Just a day after launch, Train 18 breaks down

16 Feb 2019

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.

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

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.

Train 18: AC chair car, executive class fares announced

11 Feb 2019

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.

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

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.

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

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.