Agra: The decks have been cleared for the launch of India's first high speed train that will link New Delhi and the Taj city of Agra -- in 105 minutes.
An official statement here said the coaches for Gatiman Express had reached New Delhi from Kapurthala in Punjab. Two successful trials have been held July 3 and Sep 11.
When the service starts, the train will leave the national capital at 8 a.m. and reach Agra Cantt railway station at 9.45 a.m. It will depart Agra at 5.30 p.m. and reach New Delhi at 7.15 p.m.
The coaches will have automatic sliding doors -- a la Delhi Metro.
An official told IANS that it was now for the railway ministry to decide the date for the inaugural run.
Sir Geoff Boycott's birthday: Top 10 opening batsmen in Test cricket history
Photos: Malaika Arora Khan, Arbaaz Khan's family dinner in Bandra
Photos: Soha Ali Khan and hubby Kunal Kemmu watch '31st October'
Photos: Ileana D'Cruz spotted in Bandra
Photos: Sombre Shilpa Shetty with husband Raj Kundra in Juhu