The following steps have been initiated for increasing the speed of the trains:
Gatiman Express at 160 kmph (kilometre per hour) has been introduced on 05.04.2016 from Hazrat Nizamuddin to Agra Cantt. Feasibility study of Chennai – Bengaluru – Mysore Corridor for raising the speed of passenger trains to 160 kilometre per hour at their cost has been entrusted to China Railway.
Feasibility – cum – implementation study of New Delhi – Chandigarh Corridor for raising the speed of passenger trains to 200 kmph on 50:50 percent cost sharing basis has been entrusted to French Railway.
A protocol has been signed with Russian Railways on 15th October, 2016 for feasibility-cum-implementation study of Nagpur–Secunderabad Corridor for raising the speed of passenger trains to 200 kmph.
Mission Raftar has been announced in the Railway Budget 2016-17. The mission envisages the target of doubling of average speed of freight trains and increasing the average speed of all passenger trains by 25 kmph in the next five years. A cross functional mission directorate has been created in Railway Board for this purpose.