India's first locomotive-less train ‘Train 18’ on December 2, 2018 crossed the 180 kmph speed limit during a test run in the Kota-Sawai Madhopur section. The major trials are now over with just some more remaining. Once Train 18 becomes operational, it will commence its commercial run from January 2019.
Train 18 is an Indian semi-high speed train and India's first intercity electric multiple unit, a type of self-propelled engine-less train. It is also the first train to be designed and built entirely in India. It was designed and built by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai under the Indian government's Make in India Initiative over a span of 18 months.
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