High-speed local trains: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s dream project of starting high-speed local trains between Nagpur and four nearby towns namely, Bhandara, Wardha, Katol and Ramtek is soon set to see the light of the day.
On July 16, 2018, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be signed between Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways, Maharashtra government and MahaMetro for planning and execution of the project, according to a ToI report.
The project aims to run three-coach multiple units (EMUs) to these towns with four on each route.
The average speed is of 27 km per hour of Nagpur to Ramtek passenger train and the average speed is of 50 km per hour of Gondia passenger train. Under this project, the plan is to run EMUs at a speed of 120 km per hour. Moreover, for the services, the MahaMetro will use existing tracks, signalling, platform etc. of Indian Railways. Read More