Travelling from Delhi to Jaipur and vice-versa via train will now be possible within just 90 minutes in near future as the Indian Railways Ministry is planning to introduce a semi-high speed train on the route which will be capable of travelling at a speed of 200 kmph.
Delhi-Jaipur is one of the most frequently used routes and the Railway Ministry is working on making travelling experience as convenient as possible. So if all goes well and as per plan, travelling from Delhi to Jaipur will take just 90 minutes in near future. The Railway Ministry is planning to develop a semi-high speed rail track on Delhi-Jaipur route which is 309kms. With current rail facilities, passengers can travel to and fro from either of the two cities in about 4 hours 30 minutes, with the speed being 75kms/hr on an average, and 110kms/hr at the maximum. However, after introduction of semi-high speed train, the transit time will cut down to just 90 minutes with a speed of up to 200 km/hour.
The Railway ministry has already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Italy-based engineering company named FS-Italferr to conduct a feasibility study of the project at its own cost. Also, the Union Railways has sent out details of the project to the North Western Railways and asked to ADRM, Jaipur as a member of the project working group for the day-to-day interaction and coordination for the study. Besides this, IR has also asked to nominate an officer who will act as Nodal Officer for the railway for day-to-day interaction with the railway board for the study.
So far, the details of pattern of operation between two stations, pattern of passenger’s load, pattern of freight train, their speed and length, feature of the tracks, double or single, infrastructure of the track including bridges, platforms, signalling etc and number of level crossings between Jaipur and Delhi have been fetched. Any schedules or dates have not been released by ministries, however, it is likely to take considerable amount of time – counting in the ambitiousness of the project. But once complete, the project will help n-number of commuters of Indian Railways.