India has one of the largest railway networks in the world, and hence Indian Railways manages to run more than 13000 trains every day. Some of them fall under the superfast category, numerous are express trains and several belong to the passenger category. As of now, Gatimaan Express is the fastest train in the country with the top speed of 160 kmph which runs on the Delhi-Jhansi route. Well, are you one amongst those frequent travellers who prefer travelling by trains? If yes, then a good news is here to gladden you, especially if you are a regular passenger on the Delhi-Bhopal route.
Do you know Indian Railways is all set to launch a new superfast train on this busy route? Currently, Shatabdi Express is the fastest train on this route. Read on to know more about this new engineless train and how it is beneficial to passengers.
A Little About The Engineless Train
The engineless train, which is expected to start its journey in January 2019, has been named Train 18 and will have a top speed of about 160 kmph, thereby, becoming the fastest train on the Delhi-Bhopal route by replacing Shatabdi Express.
However, as per government officials, the train will also be tested at a speed of 180 kmph. Isn't it the perfect news for regular travellers on the Delhi-Bhopal route? As per recent reports, the construction of the train will be completed by the end of September. The train is being built entirely in Chennai in order to support and promote Make-in-India campaign.
It will have 16 chair-car coaches and out of them, two coaches will be of executive class with a seating capacity of 56 people. Other coaches will have a seating capacity of 78. The train is designed with a stainless steel body and full scape windows. Isn't it enough to make your journey comfortable?
How It Will Prove Beneficial To Passengers
As it will be the fastest train on the Delhi-Bhopal route, it will cut down the travel time by 3 h, thereby, reaching Bhopal from Delhi within 5 h. Other things which will make this train a super success are the prices and timings which will remain unchanged on the respective route.
Well, what else do you need? Now, you can board an amazing brand new train with a modern look for the same price. The major stations, apart from Delhi and Bhopal, are expected to be Agra, Gwalior, Jhansi and Mathura. So, are you ready to experience a luxury trip with this engineless beauty?
Why You Should Experience It
Even if you are not a big fan of the Indian Railways, the comfort and the luxury which Train 18 is offering its tourists will certainly compel you to take up this expedition. So, why take a flight from Delhi to Bhopal and spend a lot of money when you can reach your destination within 5 h, that too at a minimum cost?
If you have never experienced train journeys in India, then this is a great opportunity to explore the beauty of India on wheels. So, how about capturing the trails running between Bhopal and Delhi at a speed of 160 kmph?