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Centre approves higher train speed

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Centre approves higher train speed
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The centre has approved the Railways' proposal to increase the train speed on Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah routes to 160 kmph which will reduce travel time by 3.5 hours and five hours respectively, making them overnight journeys.

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New Delhi: The centre has approved the Railways' proposal to increase the train speed on Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah routes to 160 kmph which will reduce travel time by 3.5 hours and five hours respectively, making them overnight journeys.

While the cost of the project for the Delhi-Mumbai route will be Rs. 6,806 crore, the cost for the other route will be Rs. 6,685 by 2022-23. This was part of the ministry's 100 day agenda.

The decisions were taken in the Cabinet meeting held on Monday, but were made public on Wednesday. It was during this Cabinet meeting that the decisions on Kashmir were discussed with Union ministers.

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