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See photos of India’s fastest train Vande Bharat Express

PM Modi while inaugurating the train said that he was proud that such a train had been produced indigenously at the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai in 18 months.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off country’s first engineless train, Train 18 or Vande Bharat Express, at New Delhi Railway Station on Friday. (Express photo: Gajendra Yadav)

In light of the Pulwama terror attack that killed at least 37 CRPF personnel, the events accompanying the flag off were curtailed. (PTI)

PM Modi and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal inspected the train. PM Modi while inaugurating the train said that he was proud that such a train had been produced indigenously at the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai in 18 months. (PTI)

The bookings for Vande Bharat Express have begun and it will run commercially from February 17. (Express photo: Praveen Khanna)

Train 18 has 16 air-conditioned coaches of which two are executive class. The total seating capacity is 1,128 passengers which is even more than the conventional Shatabdi rakes of equal number of coaches, reported news agency PTI. (Express photo: Gajendra Yadav)