To boost speed of trains, zonal railways have submitted routes where the existing speed of trains can be increased to 130 kmph to reduce travel time.
The move comes after Railway Board directed zonal railways to prepare an action plan for raising speed on Group A and B routes (busy lines) to 130 kmph. A review of the maximum permissible speed of the section on Golden Quadrilateral and its diagonals was done.
It showed that there are several sections where the maximum permissible speed is less than 130 kmph at present.
According to railways, it was brought to notice that on several sections while new trains have been introduced at higher speed, the maximum permissible speed of the section has not been raised. The Indian Railway is already planning to take the speed to 160 kmph on the four metros routes. Read More