India's First semi-high speed train kick-starts tomorrow on the Delhi-Agra-Delhi Route. Gatimaan Express will run at a maximum speed of 160 km per hour, covering the 200 km plus long distance in 100 minutes.
The "Make In India" train has coaches built at Kapurthala Railway Coach Factory in the Punjab, bio-toilets developed by the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and interiors from other Indian companies. The cost of the train in around Rs 50 crore.
Not just saving the travel time, here's how IRCTC plans your one day trip to Agra with a complimentary Agra day tour Package.
Gatimaan Express will depart Nizamuddin at 8.10 AM to reach Agra at 9.50 AM. For the day, a tour package involves bus service, sightseeing and lunch at Agra for tourists.
The return train will depart from Agra at 5.50 PM to reach Nizamuddin Station at 7.30 PM.
Tomorrow, Railway minister Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate the semi-bullet train at 10 am. CNN-IBN travels to the city of Taj to get you the First hand experience of India's fastest train. You can also share your Gatimaan Express experience with us, log on to ibncj.com or Tweet or post on Facebook with #OnBoardGatimaan
Story inputs: Meenakshi Upreti
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