First semi-high speed train Gatiman Express flagged off from Delhi

India’s Railway Minister flagged off the country’s First semi-high speed train that would cover the 200 km distance between Delhi and Agra within 100 minutes.

Key Points

  • The Gatiman Express would have a maximum speed of 160 km per hour.
  • Equipped with a 5,500 HP electric locomotive, two Executive AC Chair Cars and eight AC Chair Car coaches, the train has a high power emergency braking system, automatic fire alarm, GPS based passenger information system and sliding doors in the coaches.
  • The passenger amenities have been enhanced by providing better catering service, improved coach interiors with wide windows, bio-toilets besides free multimedia services enabling passengers to view movies, news and so on.
  • Hotspot devices have been installed at coaches to enable passengers to access multimedia services free of cost directly on their smartphones, tablets or laptops.

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