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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
27-April-2012 13:23 IST
Technical Modernisation of Railways
Modernisation is a priority for Indian Railways and is an ongoing process. Requirements of modernizing Railway infrastructure inter alia including track, signalling, rolling stock and terminals have been identified and have been proposed as a major objective of the Twelfth Five Year Plan.

Speeding up of trains including Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express trains is a constant endeavour and continuous process on Indian Railways and is dependent on optimization of the investments made by Railways in modernization of technology, high powered locos, modern coaches and better tracks.

Automatic signalling have been provided on 2290 Route Kilometers on High Density Network of Indian Railways and Automatic Signalling works on about 1750 Route Kilometers are in progress.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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