To make train travel from Delhi to Jaipur more convenient, Indian Railways plans to build an elevated corridor to run semi-high-speed trains from Delhi to Jaipur (at 200 to 220 kmph). Indian Railways is working to get these rails ready first on the busiest routes.
Before doing this, the ministry will first put together a thorough project report. Work on this project will begin after Railway Board approval has been received. According to media reports, it will take just two hours to travel from Delhi to Jaipur once this corridor is built.
Originally, it was intended to build the elevated section from Delhi up to Rewari, Haryana, but the railways are presently investigating whether this may be stretched up to Jaipur, Rajasthan. The present road will be less congested and the travel time between Delhi and Jaipur would be shortened thanks to an elevated corridor.
At present, the train journey from Delhi to Jaipur takes between 5 and 6 hours. It will be cut in half after the construction of this high-speed train corridor. The stress of road transport will also be lessened by creating a high-speed train corridor along this railway line. Nonetheless, this approach is also crucial from a commercial standpoint. After such a route is planned, the trip to the destination will be better and faster.
Elevated rails are being built in order to run semi-high-speed passenger trains on popular routes such as Delhi-Jaipur, Mumbai-Pune, Bangalore-Chennai, and Delhi-Amritsar via Chandigarh. The majority of the identified lines are between 200 and 300 kilometres long, and there is a high demand for premium rail service in these areas.
Also, the railway ministry has confirmed the arrival of Vande Metro trains, which would run on intercity routes of about 100 km and function like shuttle trains. Elevated track development on the heavily trafficked train corridors may be of great help for passengers as well as for the more rapid delivery of freight to consumption areas.