The Indian Railways is in the process of upgrading its entire signalling system in the next few years by equipping the whole network with anti-train collision system, Chairman of Railway Board (CRB) V K Yadav said on Thursday.
- He said at the Rail India Conference and Expo,”We are now in the process of upgrading the entire signalling system in the next few years with anti-train collision system.”
- He added,”Right now, on the signalling system on the vast Indian Railways network of 70,000 km, we do not have modern signalling system.”
- About the 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Train, he said, “Work on the high-speed corridor is progressing fast and smoothly.”
- He said, besides the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route, “the railways has identified 10 more high-speed corridors”.
- The Indian Railways is planning electrification of its entire network in the next three years.
- On giving some train operation to private players, he said, “For the first time we are giving a Tejas train to IRCTC (Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation) to run between Delhi and Lucknow.”
- The CRB mentioned that apart from the Delhi-Lucknow route, Railways has also figured out Mumbai-Ahmedabad normal train route for private players.
- On increasing speed on the network, he said, “Fifteen days back the Cabinet has cleared the plan to upgrade the Mumbai-Delhi and Delhi-Howrah route to 160 kmph and we have targeted to complete it in four years.”
- Planning for upgrading speed on existing rail network requires a deep analysis and research, he said.