The Central Railway (CR) aims to increase the speed limit on seven key routes by the end of the financial year 2018-19. The move is expected to cut down the travel time to cities including Nagpur, Chennai and Delhi by four hours. Mission Raftaar, which was announced in the railway budget of 2015-16, aims to increase the average speed of all non-suburban passenger trains by 25 kmph in the next five years.
Work on upgrading the track limit on six routes on the Golden Quadrilateral (GQ) including Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Howrah, Howrah-Chennai, Chennai-Mumbai, Delhi-Chennai and Howrah-Mumbai remains a priority.
CR contributes to four of these six routes and the project plays a key role in increasing the speed of trains leaving or coming to Mumbai. The estimated cost of the project is close to Rs 15,000 crores. On the Western Railway (WR), work is being carried to increase the speed limit of trains between Mumbai and Delhi. Read More