Indian Railways eyes faster train travel! With upgradation of railway infrastructure and commissioning of the dedicated freight corridors, Indian Railways is aiming to increase the speed of its trains – news that will bring big cheer to passengers.
Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry is undertaking measures for improving the speed of both passenger trains and freight trains on the Indian Railways network. According to the information given by the Railway Minister in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha recently, Indian Railways is constructing more than 3,000 km of Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC).
This project, which is being implemented by the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL), would enable freight trains to run at speed of 100 km per hour. Additionally, with dedicated tracks for the movement of freight trains, there would be less congestion on the mainline routes, allowing faster movement of passenger trains.
Goyal further stated that the government in the month of August 2019, has approved two projects for raising of speed to 160 km per hour on existing New Delhi-Mumbai (including Vadodara-Ahmedabad section)