Date of Post: 17 July, 2018
The Railways is working on a plan to connect Nagpur and Mumbai through a high-speed corridor, which will reduce the travel time between the two cities to just 5 hours, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said. Goyal was in Nagpur to witness the signing of an MoU between the Ministry Railways and the MahaMetro for linking the railway line to the metro network and creating a Mass Rapid Transit System.
- Railway Ministry was planning to connect railway lines to national highways across the country, goyal said.
- He said,”One such proposal is to connect the Nagpur-Mumbai Super Expressway (Samriddhi Mahamarg) to the railway line connecting Nagpur-Mumbai. The construction of such a high-speed corridor will make it possible to cover the distance between Nagpur and Mumbai in just five hours.”
- At present, the minimum time a train takes to cover the distance between the two cities is about 13.2 hours.
- Also, the Railways has allocated a record Rs 67,000 crore for the development of the suburban railway network in Mumbai.
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