extending the high speed Gatiman Express from Delhi to Gwalior, the Railway Board
has initiated steps to introduce a mini bullet train which will cover the 300
and odd kilometer distance between Delhi and Jaipur within ninety minutes. Work
on the bullet train project with Japanese assistance between Ahmedabad and
Mumbai has already commenced.
Italian railway engineering company has been designated to undertake the
feasibility study of strengthening the tracks to run trains at 200 kilometers
per hour between Delhi and Jaipur. Currently the trains in this track run at
100 kilometers an hour and take five hours to cover the distance.
feasibility study will conducted based on the information provided by the zonal
railways on the pattern of operation between two stations, the passenger’s
load, the number of freight train operated in this route, their speed and
length, feature of the tracks double or single, infrastructure of the track
including bridges, platforms, signalling etc and number of level crossings
between Jaipur and Delhi.
details are being compiled and sent to the railway board shortly. It is part of
the railway ministry’s initiative to introduce semi high speed trains. As is
the practice with the railways for decades the projects will start from North
The rail distance between Jaipur and Delhi is 309 kilometers and the existing
tracks between the two routes can attain a maximum speed of 110 kilometers an hour.
Usually the trains on the track maintain a speed of 80 to 95 kilometers an hour
to cover the distance in 5 to 8 hours depending on the number of halts.