New Advanced System Introduced: Delhi-Howrah in 12 Hours

Route between New Delhi and Howrah commonly referred to as the Grand Chord, is among the busiest railway sections of the country. To reduce the travel time on this route, Indian Railways is introducing an advanced Electronic Interlocking System at Tundla Junction in Uttar Pradesh.

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The system is supposed to reduce the travel time between New Delhi and Howrah from the existing 17-19 hours to only 12 hours.


Grand Chord is part of the Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line and Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line. A lot of important trains pass through this route. It connects the National Capital with the eastern region of the country.

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The commissioning of this system is expected to be over by 17th November 2019.