Sunday, May 24, 2015


Korean rail firm to speed up Delhi-Mumbai railway line


NEW DELHI: The Korean Rail Road Network (KRNA)— a state-run rail road construction giant has carried out a survey of the Delhi-Palwal section to devise methods to increase the speed potential of Delhi-Mumbai rail route.

The Korean team on Monday interacted with the Delhi division officials to understand the present track, signalling and overhead line infrastructure and the efforts made in the past for increasing the speed potential.

Divisional railway manager, Northern Railway, Arun Arora, said, "The railway minister in his budget speech had said the speed of nine railway corridors will be increased from the existing 110 and 130kmph to 160 and 200 kmph respectively so that inter-metro journeys like Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Mumbai can be completed overnight. Many similar projects will also be initiated."

"Delhi-Mumbai route needs urgent upgradation. The route is saturated as the traffic has drastically increased. We, therefore, decided to approach economies that already have high-speed connectivity. This will help us enhance the line capacity and cut down the travel time of the passengers," he said.

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