The 12049/50 Gatimaan Express is the semi-bullet train India has been waiting for. The speed of Gatimaan Express is a whopping 160 km per hour, making it the fastest train in India.
The original idea and plan was to have it run the distance between Delhi and Agra in an impressive 90 minutes. But the possibility seemed far-fetched and has been traded with top of the class in-car service.
The train will have 12 coaches of Executive Class as well as chair cars. But it is promise of exquisite service that seems more exciting than the speed. The on-board service will have "Rail Host and Hostesses" dressed in a blue uniform. In fact a private service provider may also be provided to top-notch hospitality.
Gatimaan Express makes its inaugural run on April 5 from Hazrat Nizamuddin Station and will reach Agra in 100 minutes.
The prices will be higher that Shatabdi Express.