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.
- 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.