Indian Railways is all set to launch indigenously built semi-high speed Train 18. Built by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, the train will promote "Make in India", and is capable of running at a speed of 160 km per hour. It will be self-propelled on electric traction like the metro trains and does not require an engine to run. Train 18 will replace the existing train fleet of the Shatabdi Express. The fully air-conditioned train will have 16 chair-car type coaches out of which two will be executive chair cars and 14 non-executive chair cars. The executive chair can seat 56 passengers, while the non executive chairs will be able to accommodate 78 passengers.
Train 18, will have a stainless steel car body with LHB as the base design. The train with a Swanky interior and world-class facility boasts a host of passenger friendly amenities which include inter-connected fully sealed gangways, automatic doors with retractable footsteps, onboard Wi-Fi and infotainment, GPS-based passenger information system, modular toilets with bio-vacuum systems, halogen free rubber-on-rubber flooring, rotational seats which can be aligned in the direction of travel (available only in the executive class), roller blinds and diffused LED lighting, and disabled-friendly toilets.