Gatiman Express, India’s first semi-high speed train, is likely to be flagged off by railway minister Suresh Prabhu on April 5.
The railways plans to roll out such trains on nine more routes, including Kanpur-Delhi, Chandigarh-Delhi, Hyderabad-Chennai, Nagpur-Bilaspur, Goa-Mumbai and Nagpur-Secunderabad.
The fare of the train will be 25 per cent higher than Shatabdi Express.
An inside view of the coaches ibnlive
The train is said to be equipped with comfortable seats and would be categorized into two classes namely the Executive Class and Chair Car.
The coaches will also have several beautiful paintings of the tourist places in and around Delhi and Agra ibnlive
To make the journey passenger-friendly, it will have LED lights, reading bulbs and braille scripts ibnlive
Equipped with a 5,400 HP electric locomotive, the train will have 12 coaches.
The engineers at the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala in consultation with the team at RDSO (Research Development and Standard Organisation) have improvised the coaches and operations so as to make the journey smoother than what Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express offers.