Railways

DPR finalised for semi-high speed rail routes

DELHI: The Railways has finalised the detailed project report (DPR) for an ambitious project aiming at running trains at 160 kmh on two busy corridors.

New Delhi-Howrah and New Delhi-Mumbai corridors would be upgraded to run trains at speed of 160 kmph as part of ‘Mission Raftaar’ launched by railways, reports PTI.

‘Mission Raftaar’ aims to reduce travelling time in train journeys.

According to the DPR, New Delhi-Howrah sector including Kanpur-Lucknow section is estimated to cost Rs 6,974 crore and the New Delhi-Mumbai corridor including Baroda-Ahmedabad section is slated to cost Rs 11,189 crore.

The work includes civil, electrical and signal and telecom for upgrading the track for high speed use.

The work also involves an arduous task of fencing off the Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai routes.

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