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Nagpur to Mumbai in 5 hours! Indian Railways plans high-speed service

The government says the high-speed rail tracks will run parallel to an expressway and benefit thousands of passengers, farmers and traders in both directions

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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High-speed railway line will reduce the travel time by up to 10 hours once it is completed

Soon, you will be able to reach Nagpur from Mumbai in just five hours!

is planning to construct a dedicated high-speed railway line alongside the under-construction Nagpur-Mumbai Super Express, which is also known as Samriddhi Mahamarg. The high-speed railway line will reduce the travel time by up to 10 hours once it is completed. Currently, it takes around 13 to 14 hours to reach from Mumbai to Nagpur and vice-verse via rail.

"The line will run parallel to the and benefit thousands of passengers, farmers and traders, in both directions,” said.

Indian Railways, and the state government have signed a MoU to build a Mass Rapid Transit System in Nagpur. The aim to is to connect the railway line with the existing metro coaches.

Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Water Resources Nitin Gadkari and were also present at the MoU signing ceremony.

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Gadkari proposed to the to introduce modern air-conditioned Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) rakes on the broad gauge railway lines connecting Nagpur with towns of Kotal, Bhandara, Ramtek and Wardha — all within a distance of 40-60 km.

The rakes will run at a speed of up to 120 kmph and help reduce the travel time in the congested sections, a ministry statement said.

The proposed train will equip the daily commuters with the option of faster, easy, time-saving, air-conditioned travel.

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has also allocated a record sum of Rs 67 trillion (Rs 67,000 crore) for the development of Mumbai railway network is one of the largest railway networks in India and used by one-third of total railway passengers in India.

First Published: Thu, July 19 2018. 10:26 IST