India's faster train covers 84 kms in 38 mins
Gatimaan Express which travels at 160 km/hr has been beaten bya new train on the tracks of India. Spanish-made Talgo has become the fastest train in the country by clocking a speed of 180 km/hr by covering 84 km in 38 minutes. The second phase of the trial run had resumed on July 9. A trial run was conducted by the Railways on Mathura-Palwal route and the new train sprinted past surpassing the record of Gatimaan Express and also leaving behind Shatabdi Express which travels at 150 km/hr and Rajdhani Express which travels at 130 km/hr.
The next trial will be carried out on the route of Mumbai-bound Rajdhani Express from Mathura. Talgo aims to connect the national capital, New Delhi, with the financial capital, Mumbai. On the first day of the trial between Mathura and Palwal, the train had clocked 120 km/hr following which it was decided that its speed would be increased by 10 km/hr everyday. Enthused by the successful trail runs, the speed of the train was increased to 170 km/hr on Tuesday. On the fifth day of the trail the train hit the maximum speed.