INDIA FASTEST TRAIN HERE! GATIMAAN EXPRESS

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India has a vast railway network.

Traveling by train is the best mode of transport, as it is the most enjoyable journey. One can see the beauty of nature, landscapes etc.

Though train journeys are long, super fast trains have helped to lessen this shortcoming of traveling by train.

Gatimaan Express is India’s first semi-high speed train that runs between Delhi and Jhansi. Gatimaan Express, India’s fastest train, has been extended up to Gwalior, Jhansi! Gatimaan Express presently runs between Delhi and Agra and attains a maximum speed of 160 kmph making it Indian Railways’ fastest train. The train takes 100 minutes to cover the 188 km (117 mi) journey from Hazrat Nizamuddin to Agra Cantt railway stations with an average speed of 112 km/h (70 mph) from 1 April 2018.

CONTENTS

1. History

2. Train info

3. Route

4. Services  

5. See also

6. References

1. History

In October 2014, the railways applied for safety certificate from Commission of Railway Safety to start the service. In June 2015, the train was officially announced. The train was launched on 5 April 2016 and completed its maiden journey between Nizamuddin and Agra Cant within 100 minutes.

2. Train info

The train takes a travel time of 105 minutes to cover 200 KM journey.

The fare of this train service is 25 percent more normal fare of Shatabdi Express.

It will have 12 modern coaches.

The train has Executive Class and Chair Car category of seats and also a catering facility.

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3. Route


GATIMAAN EXPRESS


Nizamuddin – Gwalior Gatimaan                           Stations                                       Gwalior- Nizamuddin Gatimaan

departure -8:10                                                        Nizamuddin                                Arrival – 19:30

9:50- 9:55                                                                  Agra Cantt                                    17:45- 17:50

Arrival 11:25                                                              Gwalior                                            Departure 16:15

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4. Services

The train has two Executive AC Chair Car and eight AC Chair Car coaches. The train is equipped with bio-toilets, fire alarms, GPS-based passenger information system, and sliding doors. The train has train hostesses for service, similar to airlines and the passengers get access to free Wi-Fi and multimedia content. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals are available in North Indian and South Indian variations.

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5. See Also

  1. Shatabdi express
  2. Duronto express

6. References

  1. indian luxury train
  2. ndtv
  3. india rail info
  4. clear trip

 

 

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