Faster Indian Railways trains soon! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways aims to upgrade all four arms of the Golden Quadrilateral and its diagonals to allow for faster movement of passenger trains. According to VK Yadav, Chairman Railway Board, by the end of this ongoing financial year, all the six major routes will be upgraded to speed potential of 130 kilometres per hour.
“We are working to ensure that by the end of this FY, Golden Quadrilateral and its diagonals will be able to take passenger trains with speeds of up to 130 kmph,” Yadav said while addressing an online press briefing. The Golden Quadrilateral and its diagonals account for a lion’s share of Indian Railways’ passenger train traffic.
The Golden Quadrilateral and its diagonals are:
Indian Railways is also working on the over Rs 13,000 crore project to upgrade the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah railway routes to allow for passenger trains to hit 160 kmph. The two projects will be completed by end of 2023.