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Sunday , 14 July 2024

Raising Train speeds

The Railway Ministry has decided to raise train speeds to 160-200kmph over nine routes: Delhi-Agra, Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Kanpur, Mumbai-Ahmedabad, Mumbai-Goa, Mysore-Bengaluru-Chennai, Chennai-Hyderabad, Nagpur-Bilaspur and Nagpur-Secunderabad. Trial runs at 160kmph have already been successfully conducted on the Shatabdi Express and similar trains on the Delhi-Agra route. The trials checked parameters related to safety, technical aspects of rolling stock and other components and systems such as overhead equipment, signalling, bridges and tracks. Trials on rolling stock from LHB, both coaches and electric locomotives, have also been successfully carried out at 180kmph.

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