India’s fastest train which is yet to make its journey on tracks, Gatimaan express has been tested for the final run from Delhi to Agra. The train is expected to be flagged off by PM Narendra Modi in the second week of this month.
The semi-high speed train completed its test run of 195 kilometers from Delhi to Agra in 115 minutes, with a speed of 160 kmph. However, the train has recorded ten minutes late in its arrival. The train was expected to cover the length in 105 minutes. On its return from Agra to Delhi the total journey was completed in 2 hours and 25 minutes. However, on the contrast the country’s yet fastest train Shatabdi Express completes the same in 2 hours and six minutes.
The train has been equipped with a 5,400 Horse power electronic locomotive and 12 modern coaches provided with all the required facilities.
An official from the railway department said ” we have carried on all the six trail runs of the train. They have all come well and the required clearances are yet to come from the railway board. The Train may enter the tracks anytime soon as PM Modi is likely to flag the train”.
The railway department has also fixed the fares for the new train, which are higher than the Shatabdi Express, The Times of India reports.