India's fastest train Gatimaan Express flags off from New Delhi

New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off India's fastest train, Gatimaan Express, from New Delhi on Tuesday morning.

Gatimaan Express is India's first semi high-speed train that will operate at a top speed of 160 Km/hour between Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin railyway station and Agra Cantonment station.

It will cover a distance of 184 Km in 100 minutes and will run on six days, except on Fridays.

The train will comprise of two executive AC chair car & eight AC chair car coaches. The fare for AC Chair Car is set at Rs 750, whereas for executive AC chair car it is Rs 1500.

The railway ministry said that the catering will be carried out by Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). "IRCTC has made arrangement for deploying train hostesses also on board the train.  This train will see improved catering and will have options of different kinds of cuisines," the ministry said in a press release. 

The train also provides free of cost on board entertainment facility provided by an agency MyFreeTv.in. "Under this facility, passengers can view various entertaining videos during travel on their smart phone, tablets or laptops even without internet connection through WiFi," the statement by the ministry said.

News24 Bureau