Steps Taken To Increase The Speed of Trains
The following steps have been initiated for increasing the speed of the trains:
Gatiman Express at 160 kmph (kilometre per hour) has been introduced on 05.04.2016 from Hazrat Nizamuddin to Agra Cantt.
Feasibility study of Chennai – Bengaluru – Mysore Corridor for raising the speed of passenger trains to 160 kilometre per hour at their cost has been entrusted to China Railway.
Feasibility – cum – implementation study of New Delhi – Chandigarh Corridor for raising the speed of passenger trains to 200 kmph on 50:50 percent cost sharing basis has been entrusted to French Railway.
A protocol has been signed with Russian Railways on 15th October, 2016 for feasibility-cum-implementation study of Nagpur–Secunderabad Corridor for raising the speed of passenger trains to 200 kmph.
Mission Raftar has been announced in the Railway Budget 2016-17. The mission envisages the target of doubling of average speed of freight trains and increasing the average speed of all passenger trains by 25 kmph in the next five years. A cross functional mission directorate has been created in Railway Board for this purpose.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 16 November 2016, Wednesday.
Source : PIB