• Going ahead with its ambitious high-speed train proposal, Railways have joined hands with Japan to begin the ground work to reduce travel time by half on the Delhi-Mumbai corridor. 
  • Railways will procure a new set of trains with electric locomotives to run on the existing Delhi-Mumbai track. 
  • Currently, Mumbai Rajdhanis run at an average speed of 100 km per hour and take about 15 hours to reach the destination. Plan is to set up trains which travel at 160-200 km per hour.
  • Train sets are like EMU trains consisting of self-propelled electric locomotive and 10 to 12 modern coaches.
  • There will be a new fare structure for the high-speed train for the Golden Rail Corridor. 
  • The Western Dedicated Freight Corridor is likely to be commissioned by 2016-17.