Train 18 generic name, will live forever as symbol of India's self reliance: Former GM ICF
"Train 18 is the generic name given to the 16 coach indigenous train set by me in consultation with the team at ICF... Every express train service using a Train 18 rake, however, will have a name suitable to the service, which is perfectly all right," he said.
The 16-coach train, built in 18 months at a cost of Rs 97 crores by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, is regarded as a successor to the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express. It's also the first locomotive-less train in the country. Reuters