The train journey between Delhi and Mumbai may soon get smoother with the Central government approving the construction of a 500km boundary wall along the railway track between the two cities in a bid to restrict human and cattle interference that often leads to a reduction in speed, according to senior Indian Railways officials.
This is the first step towards converting the Delhi-Mumbai corridor into a high-speed zone, and track changes allowing express trains to attain the maximum speed of 160km per hour will be undertaken once the wall has been constructed, the officials added.
Currently, trains on this route can clock up to 130km per hour but rarely run at this speed for a considerable period because of the possibility of interference on the track. The fastest train journey between the two cities is the 16 hours it takes the Rajdhani Express to cover the distance. Read More
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