[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the country’s first semi high-speed train – Vande Bharat Express from New Delhi Railway station on Friday.
The train will run between New Delhi and Varanasi via Kanpur and Allahabad.
An official release said, it will cover the distance between New Delhi and Varanasi in eight hours and will run on all days except Mondays and Thursdays.
It will run at a maximum speed of 160 kilometres per hour and will provide a totally new travel experience to passengers.
Speed, Safety and Service are the hallmarks of this train. Vande Bharat Express has 16 air-conditioned coaches of which two are executive class coaches.
The total seating capacity is one thousand and 128 passengers. All coaches are equipped with automatic doors, GPS based audio-visual passenger information system, onboard hotspot Wi-Fi for entertainment purposes and comfortable seating. Every coach has a pantry with a facility to serve hot meals and cold beverages.
The train has been designed and built in India and has a regenerative braking system in the coaches which can save up to 30 per cent of electrical energy.