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Speeding Up Trains in India

‘Superfast’ Must Be Redefi ned

Speeding Up Trains in India

The Indian Railways has big plans for speeding up its trains. It has invited foreign collaboration to kick-start high-speed trains. However, its current crop of trains labelled as superfast just cruise along at an average speed of 55 kilometres per hour, but collect a superfast surcharge. Given the current levels of technology and fully electrifi ed double lines, this low threshold needs to be raised to deliver tangible time benefi ts to passengers.

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