India’s fastest train Gatimaan Express extended up to Bundelkhand region
India’s fastest train Gatimaan Express has been extended up to Bundelkhand Region w.e.f 1st April, 2018.
The Train no 12049/50 Nizammuddin-Agra Cantt Gatimaan Exp. has been extended upto Gwalior/Jhansi for facilitating passengers. “The extension of this prestigious premium train will facilitate movement of tourists to various tourist attractions in and around Gwalior and Jhansi of Bundelkhand region. It will boost the tourism in the region,” said the Railway Ministry in a statement.
Gatimaan Express was flagged off in April 2016. It runs at the maximum speed of 160 kmph. However, the stretch after Agra Cantt will allow Gatimaan Express to ply at a speed of 130 kmph.
The train covers 200 km distance between Delhi and Agra in 100 minutes. But with the cap in speed beyond Agra, the train covers 306 kilometres (between Delhi and Gwalior) in 3 hours 15 minutes.
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.