1. Russia’s 5 changes to increase Indian Railways’ train speed to 200 kmph

Russia’s 5 changes to increase Indian Railways’ train speed to 200 kmph

A protocol for this project was signed between the railway ministries of the two countries in October last year.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 24, 2017 7:27 PM

 

Indian Railways, Indian Railways Suresh Prabhu, Indian Railways chair cars Exterior of modern ‘luxury’ chair cars

Russian Railways is helping India’s national transporter increase the speed of its passenger trains up to 200 km per hour. Russian Railways is at present collaborating with Indian Railways on a 575-km stretch between Nagpur and Secunderabad and submitted a preliminary report last week. Here are 5 changes that Russia has suggested to make trains run at 200/kmph in India.

1. New Rakes

Since Indian Railways doesn’t have coaches that can move with a speed of 200 km per hour, a new type of passenger cars needs to be approved as well.

2. Infrastructural changes

It has, however, expressed concern over “a number of large bridges with speed limits” on this particular stretch and has recommended a detailed survey of all these structures on the basis of which measures for reconstruction/repair will be taken up. To reach the desired speed limit, Russian Railways has proposed several technical and technological solutions, including reconstruction of railway alignment as well as treating the earth bed where there are speed restrictions.

3. Change in railroad switches

It has also been pointed out that railroad switches, which enables trains to shift from one track to another, at stations on this stretch are not suitable for a speed of 200 km per hour and a different type of switch has been recommended.

 

4. Digital network

A digital technological communication network for the entire section, instead of the existing radio communication, was also proposed.

5. Safety measures

A high-speed rail network will also require safety measures for pedestrians and motor vehicles at rail crossings. Keeping this in mind, overpasses, anti-collision and anti-ram barriers, as well as automatic alarm systems have been suggested. A protective fencing along the length of the rail track was mooted in order to prevent accidents with people and animals on the track. The Russian Railways also suggested noise shields for tracks near residential areas.

A protocol for this project was signed between the railway ministries of the two countries in October last year.

The high-speed project will be jointly financed and the cost will be split equally between the two countries.

Currently, the fastest train in India is Gatimaan Express with top speed of 160 km per hour.

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    Anand Shankar
    Jan 25, 2017 at 2:48 pm
    What a dream
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      Yuvaraj p
      Jan 24, 2017 at 7:35 pm
      Hmm awesome
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        M praveen
        Jan 26, 2017 at 3:36 am
        Nice thot. V have to upgrade our condition.
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          Arvindrai
          Jan 25, 2017 at 6:05 pm
          good idea by Russian's.
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          1. Balendra Kumar
            Jan 25, 2017 at 6:39 pm
            Amazing collabaration by russia
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              CHAND BABU
              Jan 25, 2017 at 11:17 am
              Russians a ssesment is correct. Government of India should spedily take up this issue on priority and complete project OF fast speed trains within time schedule.Much of the time pes in movement of files in a slow speed.Hence DAY TO DAY progress should be checked up by a special Nodel officer appointed by Govt. for project in pipeline.
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                Rajesh shah
                Jan 25, 2017 at 9:11 pm
                Pehle jo train chal rhi usko to aahi se maintain kro or hmesha waiting tickets milta hai usko to sudharo Modi ji
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                  Somnath Sil
                  Jan 25, 2017 at 4:22 pm
                  Sid is right. Where most of the existing trains can't reach their destinations in time at whatever speed they have, it is absurd talking about more faster trains!
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                    Somnath Sil
                    Jan 25, 2017 at 4:14 pm
                    Sid is right. Where most of the existing trains can't reach their destinations in time at whatever speed they have, it is absurd talking about more faster trains!
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                      subrat
                      Jan 25, 2017 at 2:53 pm
                      See Hyperloop, it is even faster.
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                        tajnawabkhattak
                        Jan 25, 2017 at 6:12 pm
                        We hope tension free subcontinent future one can have rail reservation from moscow to mumbay with halt at kabul la new delhi and dacca .
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