The first trial run of the country’s engine-less train will be conducted today on the Bareilly-Moradabad section.
“Train 18”, developed by the Integral Coach Factory and seen as a successor to the Shatabdi Express, was unveiled last month by Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani.
The fully air-conditioned train, driven by a self-propulsion module, can run at a speed of up to 160 kmph and comes with technical features for enhanced quick acceleration.
A team of the Research Designs and Standards Organisation has reached Moradabad for the trial run. The Rs. 100 crore train is the first long-distance train without a separate locomotive or engine.