1. Good news: Railways plans Nagpur-Hyderabad train travel in just 3 hours; see how

Good news: Railways plans Nagpur-Hyderabad train travel in just 3 hours; see how

A rail journey between Maharashtra's winter capital Nagpur and the city of pearls, Hyderabad, may take a mere three hours, down from the nine that most trains take now, if a plan is put into action, a senior official said.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 10, 2017 2:09 PM
indian railways, railways, nagpur hyderabad, train travel, nagpur hyderabad train travel, nagpur hyderabad train travel time The Railways planned to cash in on the fact that at present there were no direct flights between the two cities. A flight with a stopover could take four hours or more. (Source: Indian Railways)

A rail journey between Maharashtra’s winter capital Nagpur and the city of pearls, Hyderabad, may take a mere three hours, down from the nine that most trains take now, if a plan is put into action, a senior official said. The railways has drawn a blueprint for a semi-high speed corridor linking the two commercial hubs, the official added. “The ministry has initiated a joint feasibility and implementation study with Russian Railways to chalk out details after which it will be sent to the Railway Board for approval,” the senior ministry official said.

The Railways planned to cash in on the fact that at present there were no direct flights between the two cities. A flight with a stopover could take four hours or more.

Currently, the 584-km stretch is covered by the Railways at an average speed of 60km/hr in a minimum of nine hours.

The railways is planning to run the trains at a speed of 160-200km/hr by strengthening the existing tracks and fencing off the route to complete the journey in less than three hours.

Semi-high speed trains can gather a maximum speed of 200 km/hr, while faster ones in the category of high-speed or bullet trains can run at 250-350 km/hr.

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The Delhi-Chandigarh corridor, one of the busiest routes in north India, is slated to be the first semi-high speed project being taken up by the Railways with French help. It will enable trains to run at a maximum speed of 200km/hr.

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    Anoop
    Sep 11, 2017 at 9:21 am
    Fake news? What is most irritating about such reporting is that it is propaganda based ! No timelines, which makes it really convenient if does not happen. And it probably never will. The domestic airline revolution will leave the railways like a white elephant- in 10 years time- now that's news , email me and I will send you a story with facts !
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    1. Murali Krishna Jawajiwar
      Sep 10, 2017 at 9:22 pm
      the government should consider HYD-NZB-ADB-NGP route(new and straihth route it will decrease the distance) instead of the current existing route of HYD-WGL-MNCL-BLSH-NGP.....
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        S Mansukhani
        Sep 10, 2017 at 4:44 pm
        Before this exercise of super fast/bullet trains is launched we should put our efforts /finances on pulling the existing ones in order n ensure that these r accident free As is, the loss of lives on these accidents is phenomenal and we don't know what will be the state with the speeds So let's put our accent accident free runs before we embark on journeys
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