SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER RAISES SECTIONAL SPEED FOR FASTER MOVEMENT OF TRAINS
Kolkata, 5th March, 2021:
With a view to ensure faster transportation of freight and passenger traffic, South Eastern Railway has raised sectional speed limit in its nine sections during the year 2020-21 till February 2021 covering a length ofapprox 435 KM in total.
In Andul-Kharagpur and Kharagpur-Tatanagar Sections speed has been raised from 110 kmph to 130 kmph and in Rupsa-Baripada Section speed has been raised from 70 kmph to 100 kmph. Apart from the above, in Banspani-Jaroli and Barajamda-Gua Sections speed has been raised from 50 kmph to 65 kmph. Speed has also been enhanced in Bimalgarh-Barsuan, Baripada-Bhanjpur, Hijli-Nimpura and Muri-Hatia sections.
Moreover, during the current financial year i.e. 2020-21 there has been an improvement of 91% in average speed of freight trains in comparison to the previous year. In all four divisions of SER viz. Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur & Ranchi, speed of freight train has increased substantially, especially 130% speed enhancement has been achieved in Ranchi Division