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Green light for high-speed rail

Green light for high-speed rail

Railway Minister, Mamata Banerjee has finally given a green signal to introduce high-speed passenger trains and the railway ministry will undertake a pre-feasibility study on six different routes across the country. The corridors are Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar (450 km), Delhi-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi-Patna (991 km), Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad (650 km), Hyderabad-Darnakal-Vijaywada-Chennai (644 km), Chennai-Bangalore-Coimbatore-Ernakulam (649 km) and Howrah-Haldia (135 km). According to the technical experts, it is possible to run such trains at the speed of 200 kmph at least on the present track condition.


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