German Railways will assist Indian Railways to make country’s existing rail corridors semi high speed. The semi high speed trains will run at 200 km per hour.
A joint declaration of Intent was signed between Ministry of Railways and Germany on Tuesday in Rail Bhavan regarding carrying out of feasibility study on existing 643 kn Chennai-Kazipet corridor of Indian Railways by German Railways for increasing the speed of passenger trains to 200 kmph on 50.50 percent cost sharing basis.
German Railways is likely to undertake more such projects for Indian Railways.
Along with constructing a Greenfield high speed train corridor between Mumbai-Ahmedabad, railways is also focusing on increase the speed of trains on existing corridors. Read more