Speed upgradation on Indian Railways network! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is looking to improve the speed of passenger trains. According to details shared by the national transporter, out of the total of 63,500 broad gauge route km of Indian Railways network, the upgradation of speed to 130 km per hour will involve work on nearly 10,000 km till the end of this financial year. 9,893 km route of Golden Quadrilateral, Golden Diagonals (GQ/GD) will be upgraded to a speed potential of 130 kmph.
So far, speed has already been raised to 130 km per hour on 1,442 route km. Thus, 15 per cent of Quadrilateral, Golden Diagnol routes have already been upgraded to take 130 km per hour speed for passenger trains. Recently, RDSO successfully conducted a COCR test on a section of the Chennai-Mumbai route for speeds of 130 kmph.