Delhi to Agra in 90 minutes, Rlys promise speed

Delhi to Agra in 90 minutes, Rlys promise speed

Quicker journey by this year-end

The railways on Friday have promised that the train journey between Delhi and Agra will be completed within 90 minutes with medium speed trains running within the tracks between the two cities, by end of this year. 

Currently, the Railways take close to three hours to travel between Delhi and Agra.  Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar at Global Rail Convention-2014 said similar arrangements would follow for Delhi-Chandigarh and Delhi-Kanpur for train commuters.Keeping in view the tourism and historical perspective, the Railways have been planning for long to cut short the railway journey, he said.

“Arrangements have been worked out as for which medium speed trains would be running between Delhi and Agra for which the commuting time would not exceed more than one and a half hour,” said  the Chairman.

 “In a bid to further effect the modernisation of Indian Railways with broad basing its safety net, the  Railways have been aggressively receiving foreign and private investments from serious stake holders and accordingly,” said Kumar.

On the railways corridors projects, especially proposed for Delhi-Mumbai Corridor, states such as Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have come forward to finance the project within their respective jurisdiction on mutually beneficial conditions, he said.

The event was organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.