Saturday, April 2, 2016

Gatimaan Express - The Fastest Train of India

What’s the Buzz
Tuesday, April 5th 2016 is going to be a big day in the history of Indian Railways.
Something fast is coming, not exactly on the lines of a bullet train but surely will make us
feel proud and leave a smile on our face.

Gatimaan Express, the fastest train of India will be officially operational on this day.
It is going to run between Agra and New Delhi.

Finally the visit to Taj Mahal won’t be a daunting task.

About the Train
Gatimaan Express is a semi-high speed train that will run between New Delhi and Agra.
The speed of the train is estimated to be around 160 km/h.
It will take 100 minutes to cover the entire journey of 188 km.
The train comprises of 12 AC coaches - two executive class, eight chair cars and two pantry coaches.
The cost of each coach is a whopping Rs 2.5 crore.

Facilities provided in Train
Each coach will be equipped with automatic fire alarm, sliding doors, passenger information system,
bio-toilets, microbusters and emergency braking system.
There is an 8-inch LCD screen set at the back of each seat loaded with lot of entertainment stuff.

Each coach will have a hostess to greet the passengers.
Catering and hospitality operations on the train will be managed by IRCTC.
The pantry will offer Punjabi, South Indian and Continental cuisines.

Timing and FareGatimaan Express will run for 6 days of the week except Friday when Taj Mahal is closed.
The train will start from Hazrat Nizamuddin at 8.10am everyday and reach Agra at 9.50am.
A person has to shell out Rs 1,365 for travelling in Executive class while Rs 690 for the Chair Car.

Eagerly awaiting Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to inaugurate the train.
Another feather added to the cap of Indian Railways.


  1. Brilliant, the train looks very impressive. I read about it in the newspaper today and very eager to try it first hand. .

    1. Hi Vinay, welcome to "From My Diary".
      Yes the train looks quite promising, do share your live experience :)
      Thanks for dropping by, would love to see you more often.

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