外文标题：Increase in train speed to reduce travel time between metros
NEW DELHI: The speed of trains connecting major metro cities would be increased up to 200 kilometres per hour (kmph) on nine select railway corridors in a bid to reduce travel time, railway minister Suresh Prabhu announced today.
"The speed of nine railway corridors will be increased from the existing 110 and 130 km per hour to 160 and 200 kmph respectively so that inter-metro journeys like Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Mumbai can be completed overnight," Prabhu announced while presenting his maiden Railway Budget in Lok Sabha.
The increased speed will involve upgradation of track including turnarounds, improve rolling stock to higher standards and adopting improved methods of track recording, monitoring and maintenance.
Efforts would continue to "pursue with vigour" the special projects like high speed rail (Bullet Train) between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Prabhu said.
Satyanarayana Gavarasana (Syosset NY)
What are the 9 high speed corridors where the trains travel fast?
Praveen Kumar (Unknown)
Will the current level of tracks withstand this speed.
Hyd to Benguluru takes 12 hrs!
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Satyanarayana Gavarasana (Syosset NY) replies to narasa.rao24
HYD to Bangaluru is 575.7 km distance and one should be able to travel in five hours. Will the railway minister introduce a train that would travel in 5 hours?
Common Man (INDIA)
Should increase the speeds. The speed of Indian Railways and its trains has not increased for decades. It has become an Elephant Sized Tortoise.
Srini K (India)
increasing speed with out infra leads to accidents.
let adani and ambanis run their own trains.....majority of people need more general coaches and not faster trains let this class fly in their private jets
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sai.kl () replies to Rakshak
You may want 20 km/hr trains. The general public wants to reach their destination faster
moreover ministry should have considered for replacing general coaches with sleeper coaches to enhance standard of travelling... they should have introduced 3 extra sleeper coaches instead of general coaches which could have helped passengers... moreover our locomotives are capable of going 200kmph bt what prevents them is poor track conditions, number of stoppages etc...