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He said the ministry has given approvals to 77 projects that were languishing for a long time.
Most trains in India are said to have an average speed of 130 kmph, while Shatabdi and Gatiman expresses have speeds of around 150 kmph and 160 kmph respectively.
Recently, the ministry commissioned a pilot project between Delhi and Mumbai where Talgo trains are being run to test the feasibility of having semi-high-speed trains. The Talgo trains are expected to bring down the running time between Delhi and Mumbai by 2.5 hours.
Plans are also being worked out to increase the width of passenger bogies by 350 mm which can add one more row of chair to the trains, he added.