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Indian Railways #MissionRaftaar

Indian Railways #MissionRaftaar

Indian Railways is going to cut down the travel time by 5 to 6 hours for its Rajdhani Express between Delhi and Mumbai as per sources.

The Western Railways also confirmed it on Twitter stating that Delhi to Mumbai route would be upgraded after getting the approval from the central government to run Rajdhani Express at 160 kmph which in turn reduces the travel time under #MissionRaftaar.

At present, Rajdhani Express is operating at130 kmph and the travel time from Delhi to Mumbai is nearly 16 hours.

But, with the proposed speed of 160 kmph, the travel time would be reduced by 5 to 6 hours making it to 10 hours.

Indian Railways introduced #MissionRaftar in 2016-2017 aiming to upgrade all major routes to run trains on higher speeds than their existing ones.

Several trains have been upgraded under this mission including freight trains and non-suburban passenger trains.

It also emphasizes the safety and comfort of passengers. Hence, rakes have been utilized for long-distance trains to run with Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches. Nearly 411 pairs of main long-distance trains are running with LHB coaches using 465 rakes.

The Delhi-Mumbai train route is one of the busiest routes of Railways in terms of traffic due to its connectivity from the nation’s capital to the financial capital.

Railways is also working to upgrade to electrification by the end of 2022 by doing away with diesel for the operation of all its diesel locomotives.

This helps it to reduce operating costs of trains at a large scale with the saving on diesel prices. The complete electrification also helps to reduce pollution emanating from trains substantially.

In addition to that, the average speed of trains would be increased for all trains after the completion of electrification on all routes.

Image credit: Indian Railway image by Navaneeth Kishor is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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