ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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‘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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