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Gatimaan express flagged off by Railway minister Prabhu

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Published on 5 April 2016 4:14 AM GMT

Gatimaan express flagged off by Railway minister Prabhu
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Agra/New Delhi: The Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off India’s first fastest train Gatimaan Express from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station in New Delhi, on Tuesday.

The semi-high speed train will be operated between Hazrat Nizamuddin and Agra Cantt stations and it will take 100 minutes to cover the distance of 200 kms.

Quick facts:

• The speed of train is 160 km per hours.

• It is decked up with 12 coaches and a free Wi-Fi facility.

• The Gatimaan Express has an engine of 54,000 hp.

Timings:

• The train will run six days in a week except for Friday.

• The train (12049) will start its journey from Delhi at 0810 hours and will reach Agra at 0950 hours.

• While from Agra, the train (12050) will departure at 1750 hours and will reach the destination at 1930 hours.

Also Read: Agra railway division wants operation of Gatimaan Express

The fare:

• The fare for Gatimaan Express will be Rs 690.

• The fare for the executive class will be Rs 1365.

• The fare is about 25 per cent more than that of Shatabdi express.

The trial:

• The last trial of Gatimaan Express was done on March 22 last.

• The train took 110 minutes to cover the distance.

• Two toddlers were knocked down by the train in the last trial.

• It even developed some technical snag and 40 minutes were taken to solve the problem.

Read: India’s fastest train Gatiman express to debut on Tuesday

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