Speed limit augmented for 86 trains on Chennai-Gudur section

The speed augmentation would reduce the travel time of trains starting from here to Mumbai, New Delhi, Howrah and Andhra pradesh. Vijayawada-bound Jan Shatabdi express train no 12077 that left Chennai Central at 7.25am on Monday was the maiden train to clock upto 130 kmph.
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CHENNAI: Chennai Division has increased the maximum permissible speed of 86 Mail/Express trains operated from 110 kmph to 130 kmph in the up and down lines between Chennai Central (MAS) and Gudur (GDR) in Southern Railway.

The speed augmentation would reduce the travel time of trains starting from here to Mumbai, New Delhi, Howrah and Andhra pradesh. Vijayawada-bound Jan Shatabdi express train no 12077 that left Chennai Central at 7.25am on Monday was the maiden train to clock upto 130 kmph. The speed augmentation was achieved with the systematic and planned approach in strengthening of tracks & its infrastructure by removing bottlenecks in this section at a fast pace. The infrastructure development works, maintenance works and signalling aspects were carried out continuously after the due sanction accorded by RDSO (Research Design and Standards Organisation).

The enhancement of maximum permissible speed in this section would result in the improvement of average speed of the both passenger-carrying trains and goods trains.

A senior railway official said that it would have a positive impact o­n the punctuality of trains plying from Chennai to far of west, north and eastern railways, which would benefit from considerable reduction in journey time.

Ganesh, DRM, Chennai Division who along with the zonal general manager BG Mallya oversaw the final trial of speed augmentation on the section, complimented the officers and staff of Chennai Division for working relentlessly to complete all the related works in enhancement of sectional speed to 130 Kmph.

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