The Indian Railways is all set to roll out its first semi high-speed train, The Gatimaan Express, by the end of this financial year, that is March 2016, even as work on the Delhi-Chandigarh semi high-speed corridor has been hastened! According to rumours, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the train, which will be running between New Delhi and Agra, at the top speed of 160 kms per hour, completing a journey of 200 kms in all of 90 minutes!

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Boasting of its 12 ultra-modern coaches with automatic fire alarm, emergency braking system, passenger information system, and sliding doors, these coaches are certainly loaded with a whole lot of cool as hell features and tech stuff! Each coach costs a staggering Rs 2.5 crore, and I won’t even try to calculate the cost of all 12 coaches together! And not without reason, cause the 8-inch LCD screens stuck to the back of every seat, which will later be powered by satellite television and broadcast live-feed, are guaranteed to keep you entertained throughout your journey!

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While an Executive Class ticket will set you back by Rs. 1365, to travel by the AC Chair Car, you’ll have to shell out Rs. 690. However, given the features and amenities this ultra-modern train offers, I think it’s well worth it! And powered by a 5,400 Horse Power engine, this monster will get you to your destination probably long before the movie you’ll be watching on the LCD screen even ends!

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The Indian Railways has certainly added yet another feather to its cap, by coming up with the Gatimaan Express. And guess what? The Indian Railways also plans to roll out similar trains very soon, on 9 more routes, including Kanpur-Delhi, Chandigarh-Delhi, Hyderabad-Chennai, Nagpur-Bilaspur, Goa-Mumbai and Nagpur-Secunderabad!

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Well, I, for one, have always loved train journeys, but this just takes the cake! I know I’m booking my tickets as soon as it’s rolled out, as I simply can’t wait to try out this high-tech joyride!

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