Indian Railways is looking to improve the speed of upgradation for passenger trains. Upgradation of speed to 130 kmph will involve work on nearly 10,000 km till March 2021. 9,893 km of Golden Quadrilateral and its Diagonals will be upgraded to 130 kmph.
Rail News: Indian Railways, under the leadership of Piyush Goyal, is paying special attention for the speed upgradation of passenger trains. By March 2021, the speed of trains included on the 10,000 km route is set to increase to 130 km per hour. The 9,893 km route of Golden Quadrilateral and its Diagonals will be upgraded to 130 km/h speed. Railways board is also trying to reduce traffics on High-Density Network (HDN) routes.
Railways Identified Seven Routes as HDN
Indian Railways is trying to reduce traffic and congestion in various routes. This information has been given by Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman of Railway Board. Talking to the media, he said, “Out of the total rail routes, seven routes have been identified as High-Density Network (HDN). Its full length is 11,295 Km. There is 60 per cent traffic on these routes. Therefore, we are trying to reduce traffic on these routes.”
Railways Are Planning to Double the HDN Routes to Reduce Traffic
He further added, ‘By March 2024, the Railways is planning to double and electrify HDN and highly utilized networks, ‘HUNs’. The chairman of the board also talked about making the process transparent and stated that the ‘General Conditions of Contract (GCC) had been revised.
Indian Railways is also emphasizing on increasing the speed of its trains. Preparations are being made to run trains at a rate of 130 kmph on two routes from Delhi to Mumbai and Delhi to Howrah. Its purpose is to ensure the movement of passengers in a short time.
Railways are working on speed upgradation of passenger trains under “mission Raftaar”.
Speed Upgradation of Passenger Trains under “Mission Raftaar”
Railways have started preparations to improve the late-running problem of trains under the “Mission Raftaar”. Trains with 24 coaches will run at a speed of 130 km/h. Northern Railway will run a trial of this scheme for three days from Monday. According to railway officials, this will save passengers 10 to 30 minutes on every route during the journey.
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