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Posted: Dec 30 2017 (14:26)
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Commentary/Human InterestDec 29 2017 (19:25) Golden Quadrilateral of Indian Railways
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Principal routes of the Railways on Golden Quadrilateral along with diagonals (Delhi – Mumbai, Delhi – Howrah, Howrah – Chennai, Chennai – Mumbai, Delhi – Chennai and Howrah – Mumbai) carry about 58% of freight traffic and 52% of coaching traffic with a share of approximately 15% of the network i.e. about 9100 Route kilometers.
Two speed raising projects have been included in Pink Book 2017-18. The projects cover Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah routes. The details are as under:-
New Delhi-Mumbai Route (including Vadodara-Ahmedabad), 1483 Route km has an estimated cost of ₹ 11,189...
* Since several decades, IR had been primarily focussing on the "two sides of the Golden Quadrilateral" i.e. Delhi-Kolkata & Delhi-Mumbai routes. I
* It is time to consider other routes of the GQ also, especially the Delhi-Chennai & Mumbai-Kolkata which are almost at par with the first 2 routes considered in the matter of Passenger/Freight traffic as well as revenue/Profitability.
* DFC on atleast 2 more GQ routes should be started at the earliest, so that they are commissioned by 2024-25.
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