Shatabdi Killer! Train 18 features many firsts for Indian Railways; will kill off the popular Shatabdi Express

Oct 25, 2018, 10:22 AM IST
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Indian Railways will roll out a train that will kill off its popular Shatabdi Express! The much-awaited, spectacular Train 18 is all set to roll out by the month end, revealed sources associated with this critical project revealed. This first of its kind train for Indian Railways is being built in a record time of 20 months. The Integral Coach Factory, Chennai is now giving the final touch to the train. It has been revealed by sources that the Indian Railways Train 18, which is India's first engine-less and Made in India train is all set to roll out by October 29. Check out these  awesome and enchanting images: 

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Train 18: Self-propelled and Energy Efficient

Train 18: Self-propelled and Energy Efficient

1. The T-18 will be self-propelled engine-less train just like the Metro Rail. To make it energy efficient, the coaches will be fitted with LED lights. (PHOTO: ZEEBIZ.COM)

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Train 18 to Replace Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi

Train 18 to Replace Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi

2. Notably, it will be replacing the New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express, which is one of the more important trains being run by Indian Railways.   (PHOTO: ZEEBIZ.COM)

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Train 18: Speed up to 160 kmph

Train 18: Speed up to 160 kmph

3. Train 18 can virtually talk to the wind! Indian Railways says Train 18 can run up to a speed of 160 kmph. All the coaches will have a luggage rack too. (PHOTO: ZEEBIZ.COM)

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Train 18 Rake: A 16-coach Train

Train 18 Rake: A 16-coach Train

4. Each train set of the Train 18 will have 16 coaches including of Executive class and Second class. The executive class chairs will be fully rotatable. (PHOTO: ZEEBIZ.COM)

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Train 18: Automatic Sliding Doors with Retractable Footsteps

Train 18: Automatic Sliding Doors with Retractable Footsteps

5. Train 18 will have automatic sliding doors between two coaches. The main entry doors will also be automatic and will have retractable footsteps.  (PHOTO: ZEEBIZ.COM)

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Train 18: Large Glass Windows for Scenic Outside View

Train 18: Large Glass Windows for Scenic Outside View

6. Train 18 will have large glass windows with concealed roller blinders. The large glass windows will enable a scenic view of the outside during the journey. (PHOTO: ZEEBIZ.COM)

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Train 18 Fully Rotatable Seats: First for Indian Railways

Train 18 Fully Rotatable Seats: First for Indian Railways

7. The Executive Class chairs of the Train 18 will be fully rotatable to match the train's direction so that you can enjoy your train journey thoroughly.

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Train 18: First Front Facing Six Seater Arrangement

Train 18: First Front Facing Six Seater Arrangement

8. In another first for Indian Railways, the Train 18 features front facing seats which will allow a family or friends to have a smoother joyful ride. The Train 18 is being built at the cost of Rs 100 crore.

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