Indian Railways to launch semi high speed bullet trains on three routes

    Indian Railways to launch semi high speed bullet trains on three routes

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    The Indian Railways will launch three semi-high-speed trains
    The Indian Railways will launch three semi-high-speed trains

    The Indian Railways will launch semi-high-speed trains, in the next one year that will run at an average speed of 130 km per hour, nearly double that clocked by the Rajdhani and Shatabdi expresses, two of the fastest trains in the country at present. To start with, these trains are expected to become operational on three routes viz.

    Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Bhopal, by the end of this year or early next year at an estimated economical cost of Rs 2.5 Crore per km. The railways plans to run one or two trains per day on these routes with a premium fare structure. The newly formed High Speed Railway Corporation is conducting a study of traffic on the earmarked routes.

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    1. What is the status of Mumbai – Ahmadabad Bullet Train? Why priority is being given to the routes emanating from Delhi? Trains from Delhi carry more of Free Frequent Travellers (travelling on Govt. duty / Free Pass Holders including MP’s, MLA’s, etc.) who will, by hook or by crook extract authorisation to travel by these prestige trains. And the end result will be that these trains will become commercially unviable. If the experiment has to be commercially successful, priority must be given to hubs like Chennai / Bengaluru / Mumbai, where the bulk of the economic activity is concentrated.

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