Ministry of Railways conducted a one day workshop “Mission Raftaar” aimed at raising the average speed of freight trains and coaching trains in New Delhi last week. On the occasion, Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal said, “This workshop is an exercise with the top management of Indian Railways to brainstorm about the increase in speed of freight and passenger trains.”
Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways added, “Indian Railways has been emphasizing on capacity building and lot of work has been done, now the time has come to address the bottlenecks so the speeds of trains can be increased. Railway officials have the best expertise to come up with solutions to implement Missio
Mission Raftar airms aims at doubling the average speed of freight trains and increasing average speed of coaching trains by 25 kmph over a five year period. Average freight train speeds currently is 24kmph and average passenger train speeds (excluding suburban trains) is 44 kmph.