With high speed trains on the priority list of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Railways held a meeting today to take stock of the progress of a pilot project of running such a train on the Delhi-Agra section with a target of making it operational by the year-end.
“We are trying to make the track between Delhi and Agra ready for running trains at 160 km per hour speed and hand it over to the Commissioner for Railway Safety for inspection by November so that it can be operational by the year-end,” said a senior Railway Ministry official after the high-level meeting on high speed train here.
Currently, Bhopal Shatabdi takes 126 minutes to reach Agra from Delhi at an average of 110 km per hour speed and with the increased speed of 160 km the travelling time will be reduced to 90 minutes. The distance between Delhi and Agra by train is nearly 200 km. More info