Indian railways is the the third largest railway network in the world with a route length of over 68,000 kms. Almost every corner of the country is connected by railways and a lot of people rely on this mode transportation as it is cheaper. Over a period of time, authorities have been making relevant changes to make train journey more smoother and efficient. Many car manufacturers also rely on railways to transport their vehicles from their plant to different part of the company because it is cheaper and safe. As part of that, track maintenance works and introduction of high speed trains are being done time to time. Recently, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal shared a video on twitter that shows how smooth trains and rail tracks have become in India.
The video is a testimony to our intensive track maintenance carried out by Indian Railways :
The journey has become so smooth that not even a single drop of water 💧 spilled out of the glass while the train was traveling at high speed between Bengaluru & Mysuru in Karanataka. pic.twitter.com/lK9lK4kt99
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) October 31, 2020
The video shows a glass of water that is filled to the brim kept on a table inside the coach. The glass was filled to the brim and not even a single drop of water spilled out. The train was moving at a speed of 100 kmph while the video was shot. The video was shot in a train that was travelling between Bengaluru and Mysuru in Karnataka. Extensive maintenance work was done of this section and that has resulted in such a smooth journey.
The renovation work or maintenance work was done on Bengaluru to Mysuru track which is 130 kms long. It took almost 6 months to complete the work and the total cost of this work is Rs 40 crores. Ballast insertions, tamping of tracks and strengthening of embankments were all done as part of the renovation.
Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA), the Railway Board has also sanctioned 184 kms of suburban railway project in Bengaluru last month. The estimated cost of this project is Rs 13,926 crores. Railway Minister has not shared much information regarding this new project. It will comprise of four corridors. First corridor will connect KSR Bengaluru City – Yelahanka – Devanahalli, second is Byappanahalli – Yeshwantpur – Chikkabanavara, third is Kengeri – Cantonment – Whitefield and the last one connects Heelalige – Yelahanka – Rajanukunte.
This is a huge project and officials have said that it would easily take over a decade to complete this whole project. Work of the individual corridors will take less time. Indian Railway is definitely improving and is definitely putting in effort to improve the overall experience of its passengers.