Gatimaan Express: India's first semi-high speed train sets off its journey between New Delhi and Agra

New Delhi: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu with others at the flag off ceremony of Indiaís first semi-high speed train Gatimaan Express'' in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI Photo by Kamal Singh

New Delhi: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu with others flag off the India's first semi-high speed train Gatimaan Express in New Delhi on Tuesday - PTI

New Delhi: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu with others at the flag off ceremony of Indiaís first semi-high speed train Gatimaan Express'' in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI Photo by Kamal Singh

New Delhi: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu and others during the flagging off ceremony of the semi-high speed train Gatimaan Express -PTI

Agra: The newly launched Gatiman Express reaches the Agra Cantt station from New Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Station, covering the distance in 100 minutes, in Agra on Tuesday. PTI Photo

Agra: The newly launched Gatiman Express reaches the Agra Cantt station from New Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin station in 100 minutes, in Agra on Tuesday - PTI

Agra: The newly launched Gatiman Express reaches the Agra Cantt station from New Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin station, covering the distance in 100 minutes, in Agra on Tuesday. PTI Photo

Agra: Gatiman Express at the Agra Cantt station in Agra on Tuesday - PTI

Indian Railways Staff push a trolley inside a carriage of the 'Gatimaan Express' train in New Delhi on April 5, 2016. India flagged off its fastest-ever train as part of a major modernisation of the crumbling railway system -- but its top speed is only half of those in China and other countries. Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu hailed the Gatimaan Express, running from New Delhi to the Taj Mahal and boasting hostesses and bone china crockery, as "a new era of high-speed rail travel AFP

Indian Railways' staff push a trolley inside a carriage of the 'Gatimaan Express' train in New Delhi on April 5 - AFP

As per the final trial on March 22, the train completed the one-way journey in 113 minutes as there are four speed restrictions at Tilak Nagar, Hazrat Nizamudin, Faridabad and Ballabgarh yards. The work is underway at Faridabad and Ballabgarh yards to remove the restrictions and on its completion the target time will be met, said Arora.(IBNlive)

As per the final trial on March 22, the train completed the one-way journey in 113 minutes as there are four speed restrictions at Tilak Nagar, Hazrat Nizamudin, Faridabad and Ballabgarh yards - IBNlive

There will be two sets of menu for vegetarian and non-vegetarian passengers apart from cakes and wafers. In vegetarian menu, a passenger can choose between South Indian and Punjabi food and in non-vegetarian there will be continental dishes and sausages.(IBNLive)

There will be two sets of menu for vegetarian and non-vegetarian passengers apart from cakes and wafers. - IBNLive

Gatimaan Express is India's first semi-high speed train. The train will run on Delhi-Agra route at the speed of 160 km/hour and will cover 184 kms in 105-110 minutes. The train has many special features making the journey passenger-friendly (IBNLive)

Gatimaan Express, India's first semi-high speed train, will run on Delhi-Agra route at the speed of 160 km/hour and will cover 184 kms in 105-110 minutes - IBNLive

The train looks like a Shatabdi Express but with better services. There are two executive chair car coaches and eight AC chair car coaches (IBNLive)

The train looks like Shatabdi Express but with better services. There are two executive chair car coaches and eight AC chair car coaches - IBNLive

Gatimaan Express at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station in Delhi (IBNLive)

Gatimaan Express at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station in Delhi - IBNLive

Like planes, passengers of Gatimaan Express, India's first semi-high speed train, will be ushered to their seats by train hostesses (IBNLive)

Like planes, passengers of Gatimaan Express, India's first semi-high speed train, will be ushered to their seats by train hostesses - IBNLive

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Updated Date: Apr 05, 2016 19:18 PM

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