1. Railways, after Tejas Express, mulls starting Rajdhani Express-like superfast train to cover Delhi-Mumbai trip in just 12-13 hours

Railways, after Tejas Express, mulls starting Rajdhani Express-like superfast train to cover Delhi-Mumbai trip in just 12-13 hours

After flagging off the much-awaited Tejas Express, Indian Railways has decided to work on another superfast train.

By: | Updated: May 23, 2017 9:39 PM
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After flagging off the much-awaited Tejas Express, Indian Railways has decided to work on another superfast train. According to the initial planning, the Railways will come up with a train like Rajdhani Express, which will cover the distance between Delhi and Mumbai in just 12-13 hours, reported Dainik Jagran. The idea of running a superfast train like this had come after the successful trial of Talgo train on the Delhi-Mumbai route, which happened to take place last year, said an official from the Ministry of Railways. He further said that starting a train like this would not only save time but also fuel and many other expenses, he said.

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Railways had conducted trials of Talgo on Delhi-Mumbai route successfully, which took around 12 hours that was four hours less than the travel time of Rajdhani Express. According to the official, the trial was conducted under the limitation of maximum permissible speed. It managed to reach Mumbai much before the time taken by Rajdhani Express, which covers the distance of around 1,380 km in 16 hours, the official told Dainik Jagran. Therefore, if the halt of the train between the two metropolises is reduced to one or two, then any superfast train like Talgo can cover the distance in the mentioned time.

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On the basis of this concept, the Railways is planning to start a train between Delhi and Mumbai, said the official. Further explaining the initial idea, he said it has been planning to fix the halt of the train to two stations, which could be Surat and Vadodara. It is slated to start at 7 pm to reach the destination at 7 in the next morning and it will return from there at 7 in the evening and back to Delhi at 7 am taking time of 12 hours in each journey, he said.

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    ANKUR SONWANE
    May 24, 2017 at 12:51 pm
    If the existing timings of 7 pm departure & 7 am arrival are followed, that would mean overtaking the prestigious Rajdhani Express in both the directions. It seems too good to be true. Nevertheless fingers crossed
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