Mumbai: Indian Railways is preparing to upgrade the speed of trains on two routes from Delhi to Mumbai and from Delhi to Howrah at a speed of 130 kilometers per hour, which can lead to faster passenger movement in a short time.
“The Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai routes are almost ready for fitness and signaling consideration. Trains on this route can run at a speed of 130 kmph. Trains are expected to run at this speed on these two routes,” said Pradeep Kumar Member (Signal & Telecom), Railway Board.
Adding to this, Kumar said, “As previously announced, we will run trains at a speed of 160 kmph on these in future. All projects are underway for this.”
He said, “For the past few years, there has been a continuous effort by the Railways to improve the speed of trains. We are technically upgrading all tracks, signals, coaches, etc.”
Kumar further added, “Our effort is to introduce new Linke-Hofmann-Bus (LHB) coaches for most trains, which will improve the comfort of travel and increase the speed to 120-130 mph, provided that track fitness. Signals and other technical things are in favorable conditions. “
It is noteworthy that the speed of Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express trains has been increased on many routes. Also, semi-high speed trains like Vande Bharat are also being operated by the Railways. In such a situation, it can be expected that the number of semi-high speed trains will increase in the coming times and some new routes will also be ready to work with these trains.
(With Agency Inputs)