There has been much talk of high-speed trains in the country, and while the Bullet train has the most novelty value, trains running at 160 km per hour across the Indian Railways’ Golden Quadrilateral are the ones the public is most anticipating. However, going by the speed at which work is progressing on the project, the people have a long wait ahead of them.
While the transporter prepared a plan and the Union budget of 2017 sanctioned around Rs 17,000 crore for two corridors of the quadrilateral — Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah — the actual work will only start after the dedicated freight corridors (DFCs) will become operational, expected by March, 2020. “The plan for semi-high speed trains is concrete but it is not round the corner,” admitted a top railway official.
The other four arms of the quadrilateral are Delhi-Chennai, Chennai-Howrah, Chennai-Mumbai and Howrah-Mumbai. Read more
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