Published On : Mon, Jul 16th, 2018

Railways working on plan to cover distance between Nagpur and Mumbai in 5 hours: Piyush Goyal

NAGPUR: The Railways is working on a plan to connect Nagpur and Mumbai through a high-speed corridor which will reduce the travel time between the two cities to just five hours, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

Goyal was in Nagpur to witness the signing of an MoU between the Railways and the Metro Railway Project Company of Maharashtra for linking the railway line to the metro network and creating a Mass Rapid Transit System.

He said his ministry was planning to connect railway lines to national highways across the country.

“One such proposal is to connect the Nagpur-Mumbai Super Expressway (Samriddhi Mahamarg) to the railway line connecting Nagpur-Mumbai. The construction of such a high-speed corridor will make it possible to cover the distance between Nagpur and Mumbai in just five hours,” he said.

Currently, the minimum time a train takes to cover the distance between the two cities is around 13.2 hours.

The MoU signing ceremony was witnessed by Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Water Resources Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.