Where only around 4 kms/day of track was laid in recent years, Indian Railways will speed that up to 7 Kms/day next year, and this will see a BIG JUMP to 19 kms/day by 2019. Laying new tracks, replacing old ones and doubling and tripling of lines are essential to clearing the traffic bottlenecks. The Railways will exceed the broad gauge target for this year, which is a 30+% more than last year.
Source: The Statesman
- 29 Feb 2016