AGRA: India's fastest train, the Gatiman Express, is all set to be launched on Tuesday, opening a new chapter in the history of the Indian Railways.
The inaugural run of Gatiman Express from Hazrat Nizammuddin, Delhi, to Agra Cantt. is scheduled for April 5, the Divisional Railway Manager's office said in a statement.
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate the train at 10am by remote from his office.
But its scheduled will be changed, making it to leave Nizammuddin railway station at 8.10am and reach Agra Cantt. at 9.50am, a run of 100 minutes instead of 90 as initially planned.
The train has 12 AC coaches, hostesses in each compartment, free Wi-Fi facility,automatic doors, and several other facilities to offer a comfortable train journey in specially designed coaches.
The train's fare will be more than Shatabadi Express. It will run six days a week except Friday, when the Taj Mahal is closed.
India should concentrate to raise average speed to 160kmph gradually instead of spending on Bullet train. Let Adani / Ambani invest in bullet train. Safety standard shall be improved with minimum basic facilities in all stations especially drinking water and sanitation water.
traveling in India is worst, average speeds of public transport and road rail infrastructure are so poor that people prefer their own vehicles to reach their destinations.
God bless the passengers of that fastest train. take care of the passenger's safety, Mr. Suresh Prabhu........ GOOD LUCK.
hat's off to railways for this initiative.... starting to get the feeling of the good days to come under Modi Government. keep it up
Well,we have the fastest train getting on to the track soon.The railway minister needs special appreciation for the same.The whole train is said to be a "Make-in-India" venture with coaches built at coach factory in Punjab and the cost of the train is about 50 crores with state of the art facilities including biotoilets.The average speed works out to be about 110 km/hr while the peak speed is about 160 km/hr. It is time we have access to many more speedy trains elsewhere too.
By the next LS polls in 2019, Modi will have enough achievements to go on for a second stint!!
H D Shah
Ahmedabad - 2 hours ago
Good move by Railway after a long long time. Now like this Bullet train also should start
Hope this train bring 2 cities closure
Arun Peter Dsouza
At least initiation started.. Hope it will adopt good system like Japan
Excellent news. All are possible due to all out efforts by Railway Minister