Average Speed of Vande Bharat Trains Drops, Railway Ministry Cites Infrastructure Upgrades and Terrain Challenges

The railway ministry revealed in response to an RTI query that the average speed of Vande Bharat trains has declined from 84.48 kmph in 2020-21 to 76.25 kmph in 2023-24. Officials cited ongoing infrastructural work as a reason for maintaining cautionary speeds, affecting not only Vande Bharat trains but also others. Additionally, trains operating in challenging terrains face speed restrictions due to geographical constraints or adverse weather conditions, according to a railway official.

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