Delhi-Agra Gatimaan Express: India's fastest train flagged off by Suresh Prabhu - know fare, timings

Opening a new chapter in the history of ‌Indian Railways, the country's fastest train - Gatimaan Express - was launched on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Apr 05, 2016, 15:23 PM IST
Delhi-Agra Gatimaan Express: India's fastest train flagged off by Suresh Prabhu - know fare, timings

New Delhi: Opening a new chapter in the history of ‌Indian Railways, the country's fastest train - Gatimaan Express - was launched on Tuesday.

"Launching of 'Gatimaan Express' is an important step for our Railways," said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.

 

"The launch of this heralds a new era of high speed rail travel in India," Ministry of Railways tweeted.

It's a semi-bullet train!

This new semi-bullet train will operate between the national capital's Hazrat Nizamuddin station and Agra Cantonment station.

Six days a week

It will operate six days a week, except on Friday.

Timings

It will leave Nizammuddin railway station at 8.10 a.m. and reach Agra Cantt. at 9.50 a.m

Fare

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. 

Others features: Wi-Fi, executive coaches, etc

The Gatiman Express train comprises of two executive AC chair cars and eight AC chair car coaches. 

The ministry elaborated that the on-board catering on the new train will be carried out by the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a railway undertaking.

"IRCTC has made arrangement for deploying train hostesses on-board the train. This train will see improved catering and will have options of different kinds of cuisines," the statement added.

The new train also 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 statement said.

In addition, the ministry pointed out that the express train features new LHB (Linke-Hofmann-Busch) coaches fabricated by Rail Coach Factory (RCF), Kapurthala. 

"These coaches have been fitted with bio-toilets and are fit to run at 160 km per hour. These coaches have also been fitted with balanced draft gear couplers for a smooth ride," the statement added.

The new express train will be hauled by an electrical engine, "WAP 5", which has a power output of 5,500 HP.