Gorakhpur-Lucknow Vande Bharat Journey Time To Reduce As Railway Plans To Raise Sectional Speed

by Shreya Ghosh
Gorakhpur-Lucknow Vande Bharat Journey Time To Reduce As Railway Plans To Raise Sectional Speed

Several trains connecting Gorakhpur and Lucknow might take lesser time than now to reach their destinations. The change in this scheduled timing is probable and not officially confirmed yet. Railway Ministry is currently working on proposals and plans to increase the sectional speed on the Gorakhpur-Barachak section. How will this probable plan be implemented? To know all about this step by Railway Ministry, read on.

Sectional Speed To Increase To 130 Km/h On The Route

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The plans are to increase the train speed up to 130 km/h in the Gorakhpur-Barachak section of the Gorakhpur-Barabanki line, according to a report by News 18. This line between Gorakhpur and Barabanki is falling on North Eastern Railway’s Lucknow Division. The bidding process of this tender is going to commence by the end of this month. And to increase the speed on this specified section, the plan is to do fencing along the train track.

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The News 18 report also states that the increase in sectional speed will be done on a route of around 150 km. The distance might be less in comparison to the overall distance, but the increase in sectional speed can turn out to be effective to decrease the total time taken to complete the journey.

Many Trains Will Take Less Time To Complete The Journey

Sectional Speed
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A ministry official stated how this rise in sectional speed can help in reducing the total travel time of several trains on this route by about half an hour. This significant drop in time taken to complete the journey will be dependent on the destination and train as well. The official further added that the Gorakhpur-Lucknow Vande Bharat Express will also cut its travel time. The fencing will play a major impact in this decrease in travel time. Another significant advantage of fencing along the track will be ending the unfortunate accidents of cattle on the route.

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The rise in sectional speed is certainly going to be a crucial change on this section of the Gorakhpur-Barabanki line. The entire construction process of this plan by the Railway Ministry is going to take almost 1.5 years.

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