Railways claim of Gatimaan Express speed @160 kmph gets exposed
Agra: Gatimaan Express, India’s first semi-high speed train, failed to maintain its claimed speed and ran on an average speed of 113 kilometers per hour during its first run.
The speed of the train was checked at every station and it was noticed that it could not cross 113 kms/ hour mark, confirmed the CPRO of NCR railway division.
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Though the railway officials claimed that Gatimaan Express ran on a speed of 160 kms/ hour but a railway website -- www.Indianrailinfo.com displayed that the train could reach maximum speed of 113 kms/ hour only.
What did the CPRO said?
The Chief Public Relations Officer of NCR railway division Vijay Kumar said that www.Indianrailinfo.com was not an official website of Indian railways but their claims were true.
“The train touched the speed of 160 kms/ hour at some places but the average speed that the train maintained was between 113-115 kms/ hour,” Kumar added.
The reason that the train could not attain its maximum speed was due to the tracks. The train will complete its journey in 90 minutes if it runs on a speed of 160 kms/ hours. It completed its first journey from Nizamuddin railway station in Delhi to Agra Cantt in 100 minutes.