India’s fastest train, Gatimaan Express, which runs at a speed of 160 kmph, will slow down to 130 kmph after it is extended to Gwalior and Jhansi, according to senior railways officials.
Railway ministry officials say the Railway Board has taken a decision to extend the route of Gatimaan Express — which runs between Delhi and Agra at a speed of 160 kmph Express — to Gwalior and then to Jhansi. On the new stretch, the train will run at 130 kmph.
“The Agra-Gwalior-Jhansi route is fit for 130 kmph only, so the train has to run at that speed,” officials said.
The train’s extended run, expected to begin any day now, however, is stuck as the board is still contemplating the fare structure, ministry sources indicate. Read More…