Indias fastest train to become operational by March 2016

first_imgIndia’s fastest train, the Gatimaan Express, will become operational within this financial year, which ends on March 31, 2016.General Manager of North Central Railway, Arun Saxena informed that the 160kph train has completed a series of trial runs and will start operating the Delhi-Agra route within the next few months.“In its all trial runs, semi-high-speed Gatimaan has successfully achieved the set parameters and we can now start the operations by the end of financial year,” said Saxena.On its most recent trial run, the Gatimaan Express covered the 195km journey between Delhi and Agra in one hour and 25 minutes. At present, the Bhopal Habibganj Shatabdi Express takes more than two hours to run between the two cities.Fares on the new train will be higher than the existing service, ranging from Rs 540 to Rs 1,365 (approx $8.30 to $21).last_img

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