The Railways is planning to reduce the time travelling between the busy Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai routes by five hours by investing around Rs 14,000 crore in infrastructure in the next four years, theEconomic Times reports. The two route account for 30 per cent of passenger and 20 per cent of freight traffic.
This is one among the 11 proposals the railways has prepared in its 100-day plan, and instructions to start immediate action to implement the proposals by 31 August. Currently, the fastest train on the Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai routes takes 17 hours and 15.5 hours respectively.
The aim is to reduce the time to 12 hours and 10 hours respectively. To do so, the railways has set a target to increase the speeds of the trains from 130 km/hr to 160 km/hr. Read More
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