Self Propelled Smart Train - Fastest Train from Chennai to Bengaluru

April 17, 2017, Chennai

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Chennai, April 17: Rail coach maker Integral Coach Factory (ICF) here will soon start manufacturing the state-of-the-art 'Train-18'.

Talking to reporters as part of 62nd Railway Week celebrations,ICF General Manager S Mani said 'Train-18' would be a 18 coachself-propelled smart train that would travel at a speed of 162 kmph.


The smart train would be ready in two years time and it would be operated in short distance routes like Chennai to Bengaluru to cut down the travel time.

Mr Mani said ICF will completely switch over to manufacture of latest design, safer and faster stainless steel coaches from thenext production year, he said.

He said the ICF also bagged orders from Sri Lanka to manufacture78 DEMUs and 160 coaches.