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Indian Railways successfully conducted test run of Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train

Jul 3, 2014 17:17 IST

Indian Railways on 3 July 2014 successfully conducted a trial run of a semi-high-speed train to make travel faster between Delhi and Agra. This train is equipped with an electronic locomotive of WAP 5400 horse power from the Ghaziabad Loco Shed. It is the country’s fastest train.

The train was flagged off from New Delhi Railway Station at 11:45 am, which reached Agra at 1 pm. The speed of this semi-high speed train is 160 kilometer per hour. The semi-high-speed train will come into service from November 2014 and will reduce the travel time between the two destinations by 30 minutes.

 


At present the fastest train of India is Bhopal Shatabdi Express that runs at a speed 150 kilometer between Delhi and Agra stretch.
 
Expenditure incurred
An estimated cost of 15 crore rupees has been invested to make the track ready for the semi-high-speed train. The track will witness fencing for a stretch of 27-kilometer along the track between Delhi-Agra route to prevent obstruction and ensure speed.

Apart from this, the Railways have also planned to run similar trains for Kanpur and Chandigarh from Delhi.

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