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Blog Entry# 1069463
Posted: Apr 24 2014 (11:01)

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Last Response: Apr 24 2014 (11:18)
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Apr 24 2014 (04:39)   Modi proposes bullet trains, but Railways disposes idea in favour of cheaper version

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The Indian Railways is taking baby steps towards high-speed travel in India. According to a report in The Financial Express, it is planning to launch a kind of bullet trains that have a modest speed of 130 km per hour in one year. This compares with a scorching 310 km per hour speed that the Japanese trains have.
The plan is to roll out the service on Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Bhopal routes initially, the report said. The travel time between Delhi and Chandigarh—a distance of 266 km—will be cut to less than two hours. Currently, Shatabdi Express, India’s fastest trains, takes three hours 20 minutes, the report says.
railways’ proposal comes close in the heels of BJP’s election manifesto proposing to bullet trains as part of the party’s plans to spruce up India’s infrastructure.
“We will launch Diamond Quadrilateral project - of High Speed Train network (bullet train),” the party’s manifesto said.
However, as per the FE report, the railway is not ready to bite off larger than what it can chew. RITES, the railways’ arm that takes care of the infrastructure, has estimated the cost at Rs 2.5 crore per km. For the original high-speed train network, the cost is about Rs 200 crore per km, the FE report states.
“We have to be realistic and understand that we can't achieve 350 km per hour of speed overnight from the current average of 60 km per hour, irrespective of the promises in political manifestos. High speed is not the (first) priority (of railways). We, however, have to take the average speed to 130 km per hour and it would be financially feasible,” a top railway official has been quoted as saying in the FE report.
The BJP’s election proposal has already come under fire, with critics terming it utterly populist.
TN Ninan in an article titled “High-speed folly” in the Business Standard dubbed the proposal “one of the hopelessly premature ideas”.
“The trouble is that it will cost a bomb and, if not substantially subsidised by the government, could bankrupt the Railways,” he said.
Going by the FE report, there are officials in the railways who don't want to commit the high-speed folly. And hopefully, it will be saved from a financial break-down even if Narendra Modi pushes his dream down its throat.

Apr 24 2014 (11:01)
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railway ko high speed bullet trains ke naam par itni jaldi mirchi lagi ke sab ke sab railways official bhadak uthe. aakhir railway jaanta hai high speed bullet aayegi to 250 - 300+ km/hr speed se bullet trains chalegi to log kyun rajdhani shatabdi par jyada paisa barbaad karenge. bullet train mumbai to new delhi 6 - 7 hours mein pahucha degi. jabki rajdhani 17 ghante leti hai. railways wale log nahi chahte ke high speed bullet trains india mein aaye. aur railways ko high speed bullet train se problem nahi hona chahiye. jaise metro trains aur railway dono alag alag department hai waise baad bullet train ka bhi teesra alag department banega. isme railway ko thodi bullet train ke development projects ke liye paisa dena hai. bullet train projects ka paisa to aane wali government ko dena hai. bullet trains ke project ke liye jitna paisa lagega woh baad mein...
bullet train apni income se 4 - 5 saal mein nikal lega. phir railways ko problem kya hai bullet trains se ?

Apr 24 2014 (11:06)
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:-D Propose Maglev's. Ask Modi to bring Maglev's, Eurostars, TGV, ACela. :-D

Apr 24 2014 (11:08)
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@130 km/hr ke speed se bhi kabhi high speed bullet train chali hai kya ? woh bhi RSA dabba ke saath hahaha :) funny. dusra desh ka kabhi aisa dekhega to woh bhi uski photo nikalke bolega yah hai india ke bullet train RSA coach matlab dabba

Apr 24 2014 (11:18)
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Rake Sharing is widely used in some nations.
The same Train-Set, changes its destination board n goes for the regular work. In other nation, its known as Train-Set, in India, its rake, consisting of only coaches with loco, unlike a MEMU, EMU which is actually termed as Train-Set.

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