Travel Mumbai-Delhi In 12 Hours Via Train! Indian Railways Will Run 160 Kmph Speed Trains
Indian Railways, the bloodlines of our country, never fail to surprise us! They have been crossing one milestone at a time, literally, and figuratively. And it looks like there is another stepping stone waiting to flabbergast all of us! Currently, travel from Mumbai to Delhi by train takes anywhere between 17 to 30 hours. Now imagine if that journey could take less than 12 hours. That would be amazing, wouldn’t it? Seems like, this soon will be a reality.
Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Howrah in 12 Hours? It’s a possibility.
What do you do when you have to reduce the travel time in between two cities? You increase the speed of the mode of transport, right? It’s as simple as that. Indian Railways in using the same. By increasing the speed of the trains in between Mumbai – Delhi and Delhi – Howrah to 160 kmph, Indian Railways is reducing the time to 12 hours. It should be noted that while the cabinet nod for the project was given two years ago, the work is being started now. Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah are routes with most traffic routes of the Indian Railways.
One of the most crucial things about making the 160 kmph speed a reality is fencing on the entire route. Railways have decided to fence both sides of the track for the entire stretch of Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah routes. This is being done to ensure no one crosses the tracks while the train runs at 160 mph.
A detailed plan is being propagated
The existing tracks will be replaced with heavier tracks so that they are able to sustain higher speeds. Along with that Railways has decided to do away with level crossings to make the route accident-free. The electric cables above the train will also be changed during the redevelopment of the tracks.
Train Protection Warning System (TPWS) will be introduced along the same routes. The system is required for high-speed or semi high-speed trains. Modern automatic machines will be deployed for inspecting and repair work. Cameras will also be installed for monitoring along the routes. The railways will also use radio frequency for signaling and telecom-related work. Total expenses of this project are projected at Rs 5,500 crore for civic work, while Rs 5,300 crore will be required for the electric infrastructure. Railways have allocated Rs 2000 for signaling and telecom work, and Rs 625 crore for mechanical work.