At 160kmph, trains to save 2 hours of Mumbai-Ahmedabad travel time



MUMBAI: The Western Railway (WR) has prepared a Rs 1,100 crore plan to reduce travel time between the city and Ahmedabad, the busiest Indian Railways corridor, by at least two hours.

The WR has plans to increase the speed of some trains on the corridor to 160 kmph.

For this, the WR will have to undertake improvement of tracks, barricading of vulnerable locations and regulating the over head equipment (OHE), among other things.

“We have submitted initial estimates for the speed improvement project to the railway board for approval,” WR chief public relations Sharat Chandrayan said.

If the initial estimates are approved, a detailed estimate will be prepared and tenders invited. More info