The much-awaited Spanish-made Talgo high-speed train completed its last Delhi-Mumbai final trial run in less than 12 hours, the Ministry of Railways said on Sunday.
A senior official of the railways told sources, “The train left from New Delhi at 2.45 p.m. and reached Mumbai in 11 hours 42 minutes two minutes ahead of its scheduled time.”
The Railway Ministry took to twitter to share the news of the successful trial run of Talgo and said: “In a big boost to IR’s dreams of semi-high (speed), Talgo’s train completed Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani route trial in less than 12 hours.”
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu congratulated the railways team and wrote: “A major achievement for our team. We are working on increasing speed, reducing travel time using innovative means.”