Here’s Why the Railways Is Going to Build a 500-Km Wall Along the Delhi-Mumbai Route

Here’s Why the Railways Is Going to Build a 500-Km Wall Along the Delhi-Mumbai Route

Human and cattle interference on railway tracks is a problem the Indian Railways has to contend with regularly. Whether it is people deliberately crossing over them or cattle aimlessly wandering around them, the railway tracks are constantly trespassed. One can also blame popular culture, where singing and dancing around railway tracks is oddly popular.

Fed up with human and cattle interference that often leads to reduced speeds of travel, the Indian Railways has decided to build a 500 km boundary wall along the railway track between Delhi and Mumbai.

This corridor will be a high-speed zone, and track changes allowing trains to reach 140 kmph will be possible once the wall comes up, as told by senior Railways officials to The Hindustan Times. Read More

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