Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train to be named Gatimaan Express

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New Delhi: The semi-high speed train that proposes to reduce travelling time between Delhi and Agra to 105 minutes will be named Gatimaan Express and will have LCD TVs installed behind each seat and emergency braking system.

To be flagged off from New Delhi station next month, the train’s name has been chosen because of its capability of running at 160 km per hour speed, the maximum till date in Indian Railways, a senior Railway Ministry official said.

Equipped with comfortable seating arrangement, there will be eight-inch LCD TV screens installed behind each seat, the official said, adding there will also be automatic fire alarm with emergency braking system and passenger information system.

However, in the initial days, the passengers of Gatimaan Express will have the opportunity of watching pre-recording programmes only as the live feed will be provided later on.

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