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News Entry# 468172
Oct 22 (13:32) Soon, travel to Ranchi in 3 hrs on Vande Bharat (m.timesofindia.com)
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News Entry# 468172  Blog Entry# 5100837   
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Oct 22 2021 (13:32)
Station Tag: Ratnagiri/RN removed by Adittyaa Sharma/1421836

Oct 22 2021 (13:32)
Station Tag: Ranchi Junction/RNC added by Adittyaa Sharma/1421836

Oct 22 2021 (13:32)
Station Tag: Ratnagiri/RN added by Adittyaa Sharma/1421836

Oct 22 2021 (13:32)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by Adittyaa Sharma/1421836
Kolkata: Early next year, commuters from Bengal may get to ride the engine-less, state-of-the-art Vande Bharat Express,also known as Train 18, on the Howrah-Ranchi route. Sources said the Railway Board has approved the proposal from Eastern Railway to run India’s speediest loco.
Those who travel on the Intercity or Shatabdi Express between the two cities know the 400km one-way trip takes eight hours. But the 130kmph Vande Bharat will cover it in three.
“Currently, 56 such rakes are being manufactured. Of these, one has been allotted for Howrah-Ranchi route. In all, 75 rakes
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will be manufactured and more trains will come Bengal’s way,” an ER official said.
For the past several months, Railways has been upgrading tracks with high-quality steel to make the various zones ready for Train 18.
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