Intercity Trains Will Now Run At 250 kph Speed; Railways Will Recruit 90,000 Staff!

After making sure that Shatabdi, Rajdhani trains run faster, a new plan has been announced to make intercity travel even faster.


Indian Railways Will Introduce Faster Intercity Trains

Indian Railways has decided that speed is the new keyword for progress and development now.

After making sure that Shatabdi, Rajdhani trains run faster, a new plan has been announced to make intercity travel even faster.

Brace for trains with 250 km/hr speed!

Meanwhile, recruitment by Indian Railways has reached an all-time high, as 90,000 staff will be recruited this year.

Exciting times for Indian Railways!

250 kph: The New Standard of Intercity Trains

The niche of Intercity travel has its own importance, as passengers normally look travel between office and home, and look forward to completing such trips faster, and smoother.

However, in case of any delay, the whole schedule gets disrupted.

Understanding this problem, Indian Rail has decided to make inter-city travel faster, and better.

As per reports coming in, intercity trains will now travel with speeds of up to 250 kph, as newer rail tracks will be laid.

A ‘highly placed’ Railway source said,

“The plan is to ensure that the train reaches the destination at a time that gives the traveller enough time to attend office after reaching home.”

The plan is to make intercity travel as fast as bullet trains, which will run at 350 kph between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

Making normal trains run at 250 kph seems expensive, but Indian Rail has devised plans to make the transformation affordable.

Reports indicate that currently, the expenditure of making high speed railway track is Rs 100 crore per km, but plans have been made to lessen this expense.

Some of the newer strategies employed by Indian Rail to cut down costs include:

  • Making single pillar tracks
  • Creating two-track corridors on top of national highways
  • Building new tracks on existing railway land

90,000 New Staff Members To Be Recruited By Indian Rail!

Ministry of Railways has unleashed Railway Recruitment 2018, and this has been hailed as one of the biggest recruitment drives in recent times.

90,000 job offers has been rolled out, covering a broad segment of various profiles.

Total of 717 posts will be filled in via this massive recruitment drive.

Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) & Technician profile has around 26,000 job listings, meanwhile various Group D vacancies such as Track Maintainer, Gateman, Pointsman, Helper in Electrical / Mechanical / Engineering / Signal & Telecommunication departments, Porters & others will have 62907 job offers.

Candidates have been asked to visit to know the exact JDs and dates for application.

Here is an overview:

  • Online Registration and Submission of Applications starts- February 10, 2018 at 10.00 AM
  • Online Registration and Submission of Applications ends- March 12, 2018 till 11:59 PM
  • Last Date & Time for Payment of Application Fee -Online Payment (Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card) – 12 March 2018 till 10:00 pm
  • SBI Bank Challan – 12 March 2018 till 01.00 PM
  • Post Office Challan – 10 March 2018 till 01.00 PM
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1 Comment
  1. Zoher Mukadam says

    The current speed of intercity trains is 40 – 50 km/hr so a five times increase in the speed of trains is a major task that the IR is planning to achieve. Kudos to them if they are able to achieve hopefully ! Let us see when they can do it !


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