Railways to set up body to run high-speed trains

The railways has decided to set up a National High-Speed Rail Authority (NHSRA) to expedite high-speed train project which is likely to be introduced in the country soon. The railways has drafted a Bill in this connection which is likely to be moved in Parliament.

According to a Railway Board official, the railways intends to set up an autonomous body to implement and monitor the high-speed train project across the country. Since high-speed trains would run at the maximum speed of 300 km per hour, a legislation is required to set up the authority, he said.