Gatimaan Express,India’s first semi-high speed train, has been launched today. It was flagged off by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
The new express train will operate between the national capital’s Hazrat Nizamuddin station and Agra Cantonment station. It will operate six days a week, except on Friday.
The new express train can attain a maximum speed of 160 km per hour. The train’s commercial run will commence from April 6, according to the Ministry of Railways.
The Gatiman Express train comprises of two executive AC chair cars and eight AC chair car coaches. The fare for a single AC chair car seat will be Rs.750, and that for the executive AC chair car seat Rs 1,500.
The new train provides on-board entertainment facility free of cost by a private agency – MyFreeTv.in. “Under this facility, passengers can view various entertaining videos during the travel on their smartphone, tablets or laptops even without internet connection through Wi-Fi,”.
The new express train will be hauled by an electrical engine, “WAP 5”, which has a power output of 5,500 HP.