NEW DELHI: Gatimaan Express, the country's first semi-high speed train, was flagged off Tuesday morning by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
The new train - that can reach a maximum speed of 160 km per hour - will operate between Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin station and Agra Cantonment station. It will run six days a week, except on Fridays.
"The launch of this train heralds a new era of high-speed rail travel in India. Railway Minister has been emphasising about increasing the speed of both passenger and goods trains in his budget speeches," the ministry said in a statement yesterday.
The Gatiman Express train comprises two executive AC chair cars and eight AC chair car coaches. The fare for an AC chair car seat is set at Rs 750 and that for an executive AC chair car seat at Rs 1,500.
No time for gang raypes, eh
Good beginning. Hope I will be able to ride it soon.
very good news...this is just a starting...we are going to see more of such facilities.
Railway rack is not fenced. I am vary worried, knowing Indian safety culture