• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

India’s fastest train Gatimaan to slow down from 160 to 130 kmph on extended route


India's fastest train, Gatimaan Express, which runs at a speed of 160 kmph, will slow down to 130 kmph after it is extended to Gwalior and Jhansi, according to senior railways officials.

Image for representation only

Railway ministry officials say the Railway Board has taken a decision to extend the route of Gatimaan Express - which runs between Delhi and Agra at a speed of 160 kmph Express - to Gwalior and then to Jhansi. On the new stretch, the train will run at 130 kmph.

"The Agra-Gwalior-Jhansi route is fit for 130 kmph only, so the train has to run at that speed," officials said.

The train's extended run, expected to begin any day now, however, is stuck as the board is still contemplating the fare structure, ministry sources indicate.

The difference in speed limits is making their task difficult.

At present, the fare for travelling in an executive class is Rs 1,505 and a booking for AC chair car costs Rs 755 between Delhi and Agra.

The board now faces two options: Either to reduce the ticket fare in lieu of the reduced speed on Agra-Gwalior-Jhansi stretch or stick with the structure for the better amenities it provides.

Gatimaan Express is equipped with modern amenities including bio-toilets, fire alarms, GPS-based passenger information system, automatic sliding doors and free Wi-Fi Internet service.

Officials say the decision to extend the train's run was taken because it reaches Agra in the morning and then it is stationed there all day. Now, it will make its way to Jhansi.



For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more