Piyush Goyal Tweets Video Of Train 18, Congress Says "Mr Ghotala's Lies"

Piyush Goyal Tweets Video Of Train 18, Congress Says "Mr Ghotala

 Piyush Goyal Tweets Video Of Train 18, Congress Says "Mr Ghotala's Lies" 

New Delhi: Piyush Goyal the Union Railway Minister's tweet on Sunday featuring a video of India's fastest train, was slammed by the Congress as "lies". Later the supporters of the two parties, turned the exchange on the website into a slug-fest.

Mr Goyal tweeted, "It's a bird...It's a plane...Watch India's first semi-high speed train built under 'Make in India' initiative, Vande Bharat Express zooming past at lightening speed."

The video was slammed as "Mr Ghotala's" lies by the Congress.

Khushbu Sundar, the spokesperson of the Congress claimed that frame speed of the video was increased. She also attacked PM Modi.

The railways has said that, Vande Bharat Express, formerly known as Train 18, is India's fastest train. It will move at a speed of 180 km per hour.

The officials have said that the train will have other modern features and facilities for passengers. Unlike in premium trains such as Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Duronto express, the meals on board the soon-to-be-launched Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 will not be optional for passengers.

The train is engineless, and will run from Varanasi to Delhi on its first journey on February 15.

It has been anticipated that the Train 18 or the Vande Bharat Express will eventually replace Shatabdi trains, will be priced higher than the fares of the premium train.

(With inputs from PTI)