Semi-high speed rail-corridor to reduce Nagpur-Hyderabad travel-time to 3 hours
Indian Railways is planning to bring down the rail journey time between Maharashtra's Nagpur and Hyderabad to three hours from the current nine hours. Railways prepared a semi-high speed corridor blueprint to connect the two commercial hubs. Railways Ministry and Russian Railways jointly initiated a feasibility and implementation study to outline a plan that would be sent for Railway Board's approval. Know more!
Indian Railways wants to cash in on the lack of direct flights between Nagpur and Hyderabad. At present, flights with a stopover between the two commercial hubs take four hours or more. Railways currently covers the Nagpur-Hyderabad 584-km stretch at a 60kmph average speed in nine hours. It now plans to run trains at 160-200kmph speed to complete the travel in three hours.
While trains in the high-speed or bullet train category run at a speed of 250-350kmph, those in the semi-high speed class run at a slightly less speed, gathering a maximum of 200kmph. The Delhi-Chandigarh rail route, one of north India's busiest, is scheduled to be the country's first semi-high speed project by the Indian Railways with French Railways' help.