Mumbai: Efforts to increase the speed of local trains on the Harbour line of Mumbai suburban network were on, Central Railway (CR) on Tuesday said. S K Jain, Divisional Railway Manager, Mumbai Division, CR, said,”We are working on increasing the speed of local trains from the current 80 kmph to 105 kmph between Mankhurd and Panvel section and it will result in saving 10 to 15 minutes.”
He said,”The increase in speed will improve the punctuality of trains, which is already getting better and better.”
Suburban punctuality for 2016-17 was 87.3% which improved further to 89.1% last year, he added.
There has been a lot of track improvement including renewal on the Harbour line, Jain also said.
He said,”CR have also taken a slew of measures on reliability front to improve the punctuality and therefore, there has been a reduction in asset failures. Incidences of rail fracture, signalling failures and Over Head Equipments (OHE) failure have reduced substantially.”