Gatimaan Express a First Semi-High Speed Train Flagged Off from Delhi [ Current Affairs ]

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Gatimaan Express First Semi-High Speed Train (SHST) of India was flagged off between New Delhi and Agra. Suresh Prabhu a Union Railway Minister has flagged of these train from Nizamuddin Railway station of New Delhi and reached Agra on time in 100 minutes.

  • It is faster compared to Shatabdi Express which takes 117 minutes between two Delhi to Agra.

Key facts:

  • Speed of the Nizamuddin-Agra Gatiman Express is 160 kilometers per hour.
  • For first time train entertainers will be existent on board of the train.
  • It takes one hours and 40 minute (100 minutes) to covers the 200 km distance between two destinations.
  • The train will run six days a week but for Friday in both directions.
  • The train is prepared with:
  • A 5, 500 HP electric locomotive
  • 2 Executive AC Chair Cars
  • 8 AC Chair Car coaches
  • It has improved passenger services such as:
  • Better catering service
  • Improved coach interiors with wide windows
  • Bio-toilets
  • High-power emergency braking system
  • Automatic fire alarm
  • Gps—based passenger information system
  • Sliding doors in the coaches
  • It also offers free multimedia services enabling passengers to view movies, news and cartoons during their journey to Agra.
  • It also included Wi-Fi hotspot devices at coaches for passengers to access multimedia services free of cost directly on their smartphones, tablets or laptops.

- Published on: April 6, 2016