Railways constructing walls on Delhi-Agra route to prevent accidents

To run a high-speed train between Delhi-Agra, authorities are constructing walls along the track.
New Delhi, Nov 3: Have you ever heard of a train completing its journey covered by walls on both its sides? Well, it is going to happen now. To run a high-speed train between Delhi-Agra, authorities are constructing walls along the track.

The whole purpose of setting up walls it to facilitate a hassle free passage to the high speed train running at the average speed of 160 kms per hour. It must be noted that presence of population and alongside the tracks is one of the major causes for slowing a train's speed which subsequently results in its delay.

There is a dense settlement along the railway tracks on the entire stretch between Faridabad and Agra. Due to presence of population complaints of cattle run over and trespassing of tracks is quite frequent on the entire stretch and this is a major hurdle for the train running at a speed of above hundred miles per hour.

Till this problem is resolved, the high-speed train will not be able to cover the distance between Delhi-Agra in its stipulated 90 minutes.

Once, these walls are built, these high-speed trains can even increase their speed between 160 to 200 kms per hour. This will reduce the time taken between these two stations to as low as 60 minutes.

Earlier in April this year, the chairman of Railway Board Arunendra Kumar had made a non-stop inspection of the Delhi-Agra route in this regard. In the inspection Kumar had also observed on the key points on making this route into semi high-speed. The observation report also talked about how to to check cattle run over and trespassing on these tracks because animals are often seen walking on the tracks. It is also frequently used by people, living in slums near tracks, for crossing. This increases the risks of accidents.

Hence, the railway has already given its nod to construct one kilo metre long wall in Faridabad by removing slums.

Sources told OneIndia News that Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has been assigned the task of constructing the first one kilometer long wall and show it to the railway officials. After inspecting these walls the railway will further take up the task of construction of wall on the entire stretch.

OneIndia News

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