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Elevated Tracks for trains soon to cover Jaipur-Delhi distance in 2 hours 

This elevated rail track will cover a distance of around 300 km at a speed of 200 km per hour.

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February 25, 2023, 8:20 am

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JAIPUR: Indian Railways is set to introduce a new mode of transportation that will reduce the travel time between the national capital, Delhi, and the state capital, Jaipur. The railway authorities have planned to lay an elevated rail track between the two cities, and trains will be able to communicate with the central control system, named ‘Hawa,’ during the journey.

This elevated rail track project will reduce the travel time from Delhi to Jaipur to less than two hours, covering a distance of around 300 km at a speed of 200 km per hour. Currently, it takes about 5-6 hours to travel by train between the two cities. Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh confirmed that the Ministry of Railways has given approval for the project, and the detailed project report (DPR) is yet to be prepared.

Once the DPR is prepared, it will be sent to the Ministry of Railways for approval, and if approved, the project will start next year. The semi-high-speed train Vande Bharat’s speed will also be increased to 220 kmph on this elevated railway track.

This project will also require the redesigning of the Gurugram railway station. Additionally, there are plans to build elevated railway tracks between many other cities in the future, such as Delhi-Amritsar, Mumbai-Pune, and Bengaluru-Chennai.

The first phase of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, covering 247 km between Dausa-Delhi, has started, which will reduce the travel time between Jaipur and Delhi to 3.5 hours. Furthermore, the Vande Bharat train is expected to start its operations by July, which will reduce the travel time between the two cities to just 2 hours.

First published: February 25, 2023