Trial Run Of Delhi To Agra In 90 Minutes Train Successful

 In a bid to make travel between Delhi and Agra – a popular tourist destination – faster, the Indian Railways has hold successfully on Thursday holding a trial run of a semi-high speed train between the two destinations. It completed the route within 100 minutes.

The train was flagged off from platform number six of the New Delhi Railway Station and   reached Agra in 100 minutes – 20 minutes faster than the Bhopal Shatabdi Express, which currently is India’s fastest train between the Delhi and Agra stretch. 

After this trial of upto a speed of 160 kilometres per hour, the service will start in November this year.

Anurag Sachaan, DRM of Delhi Division, earlier said to the national news agency that the special train will have 10 coaches and will make the return journey today itself.

“It’s like the Shatabdi train… coaches are same too, but it will be faster,” Sachan said. 

Sachaan informed that there are about 16 speed restriction areas and curves on the Delhi-Agra route which are being upgraded now to improve the speed. 

Currently, the Bhopal Shatabdi runs at speeds of upto a maximum of 150 kmph on the same route. 

The semi-high speed train would reduce the travel time between Delhi and Agra from the current 120 minutes to 90 minutes. 

It is estimated that a cost of Rs 15 crore would be incurred to make the track ready for the semi-high speed train. There will be fencing for a stretch of 27-km along the track between Delhi and Agra to prevent obstruction and ensure speed. 

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