Railways plan to enhance goods trains speed from 65 to 100 kmph

The railways say a major boost has been given to wagon production to increase non-bulk freight commodities from 100 million tonnes to one billion tonnes

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Vishwas Dass | February 28, 2019 | Delhi


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Railway board member (rolling stock) Rajesh Agrawal
Railway board member (rolling stock) Rajesh Agrawal

The railways are making concerted efforts to significantly enhance the speed of freight trains from 65 kmph to 100 kmph for raising revenue and give a fillip to the goods segment.

 
Railway board member (rolling stock) Rajesh Agrawal told Governance Now at the ministry that more wagons are being manufactured like never before to meet the requirements and give a major impetus to the freight.
 
Agrawal said currently the loaded wagons run at about 65 kmph and there is an immediate plan to operate goods trains at 75 kmph and in future if the tracks are upgraded/modified, the speed would be enhanced to 100 kmph.
 
He said there are plans afoot to run non-stop goods trains on Delhi-Varanasi and Delhi-Mumbai sections at 100 kmph. As per specifications, in few sections goods trains can be operated at 100 kmph but not many stretches allow operations of freight trains at such high speeds.
 
“It has happened for the first time that so many wagons are available every day for bulk commodities loading in the history of Indian Railways. For non-bulk freight commodities like cars, steel coils, fly ash and cement, we have ramped up the loading which is around 100 million tonnes and the target is to scale it up to one billion tonnes,” Agrawal said.
 
He said the rolling stock wing is ready to give the wagons, designs and investment to run these freight trains. He said the traffic department should utilise these wagons to the optimum. What you need is not the highways but the fast railways. We are bringing in transformational changes in four areas- freight, production of workshops, environment and housekeeping. Never before the railways had these standards of cleanliness have happened in the railways, he said.  

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