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Train travelers to be welcomed with roses

Train travelers to be welcomed with roses

Hostesses are seen on airplanes, however, that will no longer be the case. Soon, the travelers of Delhi-Agra Gatiman Express will experience being ushered into the train by a hostess after being presented with a rose bud and with soft music playing in the background.

The Railways are planning to bring this to reality on the soon to be launched Delhi-Agra Gatiman Express. The Express will hold the record of the first train in India to run at a speed of 160 kmph.

The Gatiman Express is all set to be launched next month. The special features of the train will be announced by the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu when he presents the Rail Budget on February 25. This is the first semi-high speed train in the country.

The train has a high power emergency braking system along with automatic fire alarm. It also has GPS based passenger information system. The doors of the coaches have the sliding system. The entertainment features include live TV service.

The Railway Ministry says that the Gatiman train will have the best possible services which match up to the flight services. According to a senior railway official, the catering service of the train will also be of the standard of airliners.

The fare of this train will be 25 percent higher than Shatabdi Express and the catering service will also be better. The food will have both Indian and continental cuisines.

The fare for chair car in fully air-conditioned Gatiman Express is fixed at Rs. 690. The fare for travelling Executive class will be Rs. 1,365. Comparatively, the Delhi-Agra Shatabadi Express has a fare of Rs. 540 for chair car and Rs. 1,040 for Executive Class.

The Gatiman Express will have 12 coaches and it is equipped with a 5,400 HP electric locomotive. With that, the Gatiman is expected to complete its journey of 200 km in just 105 minutes compared to the Shatabdi which takes 120 minutes.

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