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    Railways aims average speeds of 160kmph with 18,000-crore project

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    Railways aims average speeds

    On the busy Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata routes, the Indian Railways is aiming to improve infrastructure with a 18,000-crore project that will see the average speeds of the trains on this route increase to 160 kmph, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said recently.

    Currently, the average maximum speed of trains on various routes is 99 kmph and the recently introduced Delhi-Varanasi Vande Bharat Express touches an average speed of 104 kmph on the Delhi-Kanpur section. The project is expected to take 4 years to complete, once it begins, he said.

    The upgraded infrastructure will include fencing, upgrade of track and signalling, and elimination of unmanned level-crossings, according to the Ministry of Railways.

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