Indian Railways are planning to increase train speeds to 130 kilometers per hour on two tracks, from Delhi to Mumbai and from Delhi to Howrah, enabling quicker movement of passengers within a shorter period of time.
Railway board member Railway Board Pradeep Kumar said on the issue, “The Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai routes are almost ready for fitness and signalling consideration. The trains on this route can run at a speed of 130 km per hour. In this financial year, trains are expected to run at this speed on these two routes.”
He further added, “As announced earlier, we will be running the trains at the speed of 160 km per hour on these routes in the future. For this, work is going on on all the projects.”
Kumar also said, “For the last few years, there has been a continuous effort by the railways to improve the speed of the trains. We have been technically upgrading all the tracks, signals, coaches, etc.”