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Train 18 Production put to halt

Published on July 08, 2019
  • The production of Train18, India’s first semi high-speed train has come to halt as the design of the train violates certain specifications
  • Major Deviations were found from specifications prescribed by the Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO)
    Train 18 Production put to halt

About Train18:

  • The Vande Bharat Express is the first in the country to use the train set and was flagged off by PM Modi between New Delhi and Varanasi on 15th Feb 2019
  • Vande Bharat can run up to a speed of 160 km/h and include modern features like automatic doors, onboard hotspot Wi-Fi, GPS based audio-visual passenger information system with up to 30% saving of electrical energy
  • The train is indigenously built by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) as part of “Make in India”


Q.1 Semi high-speed train, Train18 which was flagged off in India with the name Vande Bharat Express was designed and built by which country?
a. France
b. India
c. Japan
d. China
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