Indian Railways are replacing all diesel-run trains with high-speed electric trains. In a first step towards phasing out diesel engines, the Railways has begun replacing passenger trains on short routes with electric-hauled MEMU trains. The mission envisages a target of doubling of average speed of freight trains and increasing the average speed of all non-suburban passenger trains by 25 kmph in the next five years. At present, the average speed for non-suburban passenger trains is 46.3 kmph and for freight trains the average speeds is 24.2 kmph. To begin with, the Railways have already begun replacing diesel engines on Kanpur-Allahabad section and Asansol-Dhanbad section.