Railway Board has proposed to increase or upgrade the section speed (Maximum Permissible Speed, MPS) between Bengaluru and Dharwad to 130 km/h.
This comes as a good news to the rail travellers of the region, as the increase in the Maximum Permissible Speed will reduce the travel time between two cities.
As many as 53 section across India have been proposed to be upgraded to 130kmph. In the South Western Railway (SWR) zone, 5 section have been proposed.
They are as follows: Bengaluru to Shivamogga Town (273km), Birur to Dharwad (279km), Bengaluru to Secunderabad via Wadi (474km), Bengaluru to Mysuru (138km), and Bengaluru to Jolarpettai (148km).
Recently, SWR has undertaken the work of straightening the track (Curve correction) at few places between Harihar and Hubballi. Trains used to slow down at turns increasing the overall journey time.
“The straightening of railway track facilities the movement of Vande Bharat Express at a speed of 130kmph, it will also increase the speed of other trains in the section” he added.
Increasing the Maximum Permissible Speed (MPS) of the section between Bengaluru and Dharwad enables Vande Bharat Express to run at its 80% of the potential.
Vande Bharat Express, also known as Train 18 is a Semi-high-speed, Intercity, Electric Multiple Unit train operated by the Indian Railways. The train has been tested to operate at 160kmph.