The railways plans to bring down travel time of Rajdhani trains on the busy Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah routes by over three hours with an investment of about Rs 14,000 crore in infrastructure, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal informed Parliament on July 17.
Responding to a query in Lok Sabha, Goyal said that two projects for raising of train speed to 160 kilometer per hour (kmph) on existing corridors of New Delhi-Mumbai and New Delhi-Howrah are under consideration at an estimated cost of Rs 13,491.25 crore.
“This will reduce the travel time of premium Rajdhani type trains to 12 hours as against the present travel time of 15 hours 30 minutes for Mumbai Rajdhani and 17 hours for Howrah Rajdhani. No time frame can be indicated at this stage before the projects are approved,” he said. Read More
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