New Delhi, Apr 3: Indian Railways is all set to roll out ‘Gatiman Express’– tipped as the country’s fastest train on the Delhi-Agra route shortly.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will flag off the Gatiman Express on April 5. The much-anticipated train will connect Agra with Nizamuddin station in the capital.
Nizamuddin-Agra Gatiman Express has been designed especially for the tourists and will run at a speed of 160 km/h.
The train will have hostess to welcome passengers with roses and usher them to their seats with soft music playing in the coaches.
The 12050 Nizamuddin – Agra – Nizamuddin Gatiman Express will run six days a week except Friday on both directions.
According to the schedule, the train will start journey from Nizamuddin at 8.10 AM to reach Agra at 9.50 AM.
In the return direction, the Gatiman Express will depart from Agra at 5.50 PM to reach Nizamuddin at 7.30 PM.
Equipped with a 5,400 HP electric locomotive, the train will have two Executive AC Chair Car and eight AC Chair Car coaches.
Railways plans to roll out such trains on 9 more routes including Kanpur-Delhi, Chandigarh-Delhi, Hyderabad-Chennai, Nagpur-Bilaspur, Goa-Mumbai and Nagpur-Secunderabad.