India’s First Semi-High Speed Train-Gatiman Express to be Flagged Off Soon

Gatiman Express/12050 is the India’s fastest train with speed of 160+ km/hr is now ready to launched,that will run between New Delhi and Agra. This semi-high speed train of Indian Railways will have airline-style features of train hostesses to serve on board,AC Chair Car,Executive Class ticket and Anubhuti luxury LHB coaches. Interesting Facts about the India’s Fastest Train Gatimaan Express that you should know are:

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Fastest Train

Gatiman Express Train is equipped with a 5400 HP locomotive, run between the national capital of New Delhi to Agra at a speed of about 160 km/h (99 mp). The train will take a travel time of 105 minutes to cover 195 KM journey, faster than Bhopal Shatabdi Express.

Anubhuti Coaches

Anubhuti coach is a luxury LHB coach introduced on the Shatabdi and Rajdhani Express trains of Indian Railways. The lightweight all-metal passenger coaches from Alsthom LHB Germany are produced by Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala and Raebareli.

Train Hostesses

Gatiman Express will have train hostesses who will welcome travellers, a soft music plays in the background. The services offered on board the train will match those of airlines.

Food on Board

Indian Railways plans to match its catering to the standards of airlines, Menu will have upma, mini dosa, aloo kulcha, Kanjeevaram idli, cut fruits, chicken rolls and roasted dry fruits.

Executive Class Ticket

Journey from New Delhi to Agra is much faster and more comfortable,if you wish to travel in the Executive class of Gatiman Express. Travelers are provided with food,bottled water,coffee,breakfast,snacks and tea.

Coloured Coaches

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Gatiman Express will also have vibrantly coloured coaches,the coaches will be painted grey, with navy blue and yellow border. Railways is planning to bring out different shades of grey, navy blue and yellow.

12 Coach Train

Gatiman Express will feature 12 coaches with a high-power emergency braking system, automatic fire alarm and GPS-based passenger. 12 ultra-modern coaches will equipped with sliding doors.

Satellite Television

Gatimaan Express ultra-modern coaches will also be fitted with 8 inch LCD screens and later on these screens will be powered by satellite television and also broadcast live-feeds.

Fares and Charges

The fares are 25 percent higher than that of the Shatabdi Express trains. Rs 690 for the fully air conditioned chair car and Rs 1,365 if you wish to travel in the Executive class.

Fully Air Conditioned

Gatimaan Express train coaches will be fully air-conditioned sleeping coaches,AC Chair Car and also served complimentary meals and much higher standard than most Indian trains.

Schedule and Timing

Gatimaan express train is expected to start from New Delhi at 8 am in the morning and reach Agra by 9.45 am. On the return journey, the train will start from Agra at 5.30 pm evening and reach Delhi at 7.15 pm.

More High Speed Trains

The Railways will be rolling out more such trains on nine routes around the country- Kanpur-Delhi, Chandigarh-Delhi, Hyderabad-Chennai, Nagpur-Bilaspur, Goa-Mumbai and Nagpur-Secunderabad. These train will get the highest priority on the Indian railway network.