NEW DELHI: Overnight intercity travel could soon get faster as railways plans to run trains at a speed of 200-250 kmph on new high speed corridors to be announced in April this year. Railways minister Piyush Goyal has given the task to the railway board to identify high speed corridors and work on cutting the cost of construction by less than half.
A highly placed source said the minister has plan to announce 10,000 km of new high speed corridors in April 2018 fit to run trains at speed of 200-250 kmph, considering that some journeys have to be overnight and need not to be done in few hours by bullet trains running at the speed of 350 kmph and more.
This is called progress but the opposition still wants the people to live in the middle ages while they travel by jet.
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Kulkarni Pralhad - Bangalore - 3 hours ago
The increase in speed should not be at the cost of safety. Prominence should be given for safety
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Abhay Sonavane - 3 hours ago
Add Mumbai Ahmedabad in the list and scrap the Bullet Train proposal.
It will save Billions.
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