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

vishwas

Vishwas Dass | February 28, 2019 | Delhi


#Rajesh Agrawal   #revenue   #speed   #goods train   #Railways   #freight trains  
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.  

Comments

 

Other News

“Script is the real hero”

Basking in the success of the new web series, ‘Scam 1992: The Harshad  Mehta Story ’,on SonyLIV, the OTT platform from Sony stable where the lead actors are new faces, NP Singh, MD and CEO of Sony Pictures Networks, has said that the script is the new hero. He credited the s

India’s active cases below 10% of total cases for three days

India’s trend of steadily decreasing active cases continues unabated. The number of Active Cases has remained below 10% of the total cases for the last three days, suggesting only one in 10 cases is active Covid-19 patient. The active cases comprise merely 9.29% of the total positive c

Cabinet clears bonus for non-gazetted employees

The union cabinet chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval to pay productivity linked bonus (PLB) for 2019-20 to 16.97 lakh non-gazetted employees of commercial establishments like Railways, Posts, Defence, EPFO, and ESIC, with a financial implication of Rs.2,791 crore.

Covid-19: Daily new cases fall below 50K

India has leaped across several significant milestones in its fight against Covid-19. The new confirmed cases in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning have fallen below 50,000 (46,790, to be precise) for the first time in nearly three months. The last time the number of new cases was close to this level was on J

Media taking advantage of a divided Bollywood: Shatrughan Sinha

Legendary film star and politician Shatrughan Sinha has said that friendship in Bollywood is limited to onscreen, and there is no unity and some news channels are taking advantage of this situation. “Groups within the industry or their supporters may sometimes come together for some c

‘2.40 lakh TB cases went unreported in India in 2019’

In India, only 2.40 million out of an estimated 2.64 million cases of tuberculosis were reported to the government, that is, 2,40,000 TB patients went unreported, in 2019, according to the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2020. The reporting of TB cases, however, has significantly increased ov

Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter