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India's first high speed train to be out in November, media reports

India Blooms News Service | 11 Sep 2014, 09:55 pm
New Delhi, Sept 11 (IBNS): If things go as planned, India’s first high-speed train is going to see the light of the day as early as November, media reported.

According to NDTV, the first high speed train with a speed of 160 kilometer per hour will run on Delhi-Agra section in November this year as Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory (RCF) in Punjab is all set to roll out first rake of fourteen coaches of the train.

It has been learnt that, the railway board and officials of railway department had already conducted a trial on these coaches on the Delhi-Agra section at a speed of 160 kilometer and covered the 200 kilometer distance in 99 minutes few days ago.

Shells of the first rake of high speed coaches had been manufactured and the work was going on at fast pace to roll out the first rake by the end of October this year so that the high speed train could run on Delhi-Agra section in November's first week, RCF General Manager Parmod Kumar is quoted by media as saying.

As per media reports, RCF engineers in consultations with Research Development and Standard organizations (RDSO) had made some changes in the designing of coupler system for a smoother ride compared to the Shatabdi and Rajdhani coaches.

Installation of smoke and fire detection system, and automatic sliding of inner doors besides TV infotainment system in the executive chair cars with LED fittings on the back of chair cars are also being done.

Although initially the speed of these trains would be 160 kilometer on select rail routes and gradually speed would be enhanced up to 200 kilometer after upgrading the signaling system and barricading the area.

Kumar said that the approximate cost of one high speed coach would be between Rs 2.25 to 2.50 crore, media reported. 

India's first high speed train to be out in November, media reports

India Blooms News Service
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