The regional railways have been trying to increase the speed of trains between Shahjahanpur and Moradabad. Under these conditions, authorities last week carried out a test drive between Bareilly and Mumbai at a whopping 125 km per hour. The journey was completed in just 46 minutes. When operational, this high-speed corridor will revolutionize travel between these two major business hubs in Uttar Pradesh.
The authorities had checked the rail tracks using the oscillation monitoring system (OMS) to see if the rails can withstand a high-speed rail corridor. This system detects weak numbers that are later replaced by stronger numbers. The condition of the railway in the zone is good.
However, this system ensures that they are properly maintained.
Authorities also used technical and electrical lines for the speed test – even on bridges and curves. After this exercise, the track is perfectly resistant to trains with speeds of more than 100 km per hour.
During the test run, the train also stopped at three places. Despite this, it only lasted 46 minutes.
Authorities are working in Delhi and Lucknow to increase the overall speed of trains.
The track between Lucknow-Delhi is being strengthened. The government has replaced the 52 kg per meter tracks with 60 kg per meter tracks. This means that the authorities have huge plans for the Delhi-Luckknow route.