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Posted: Dec 30 2017 (14:26)

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Dec 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
crore. This route passes through seven States viz. Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
New Delhi-Howrah route (including Kanpur-Lucknow), 1525 Route kms has an estimated cost of ₹ 6974 crore. This route passes through five States viz. Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
The total average speed in current year i.e. 2017-18 of all goods trains is 23.1 kmph and passenger trains is 44.4 kmph in the country upto October’ 2017
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 27.12.2017 (Wednesday).



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Dec 30 2017 (14:26)
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* 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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