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Posted: Aug 01 2016 (14:49)
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New Facilities/TechnologyAug 01 2016 (13:52) Railways to shortly float expression of interest for levitation trains; meeting with manufacturers on 2 September - Infracircle
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Gearing up for its meeting with the global ultra-high-speed train manufacturers on 2 September, the Indian Railways will shortly issue an expression of interest (EoI) to design and develop ultra-high-speed rail levitation technology in the country.
The national carrier aims to increase the average speed of trains to ease congestion and attract traffic on the railways network, thereby increasing its freight and passenger revenues.
The EoI is aimed to promote domestic manufacturing and is part of the National Democratic Alliance government’s ‘Make in India’ strategy. The EoI will invite agencies to discuss the...
Aug 01 2016 (14:49)
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It is always better to plan and take steps in advance so as to be ready to meet the anticipated long term future challenges/requirements.
Magnetic levitation technology is much costlier than Bullet train technology and is still evolving. It is possible that the ongoing research in superconductivity may give a breakthrough and make the Maglev technology techno-economically beneficial than BT technology.
Even in long term future say 15-20 years, in spite of having very limited network of costly maglev trains, India can become a manufacturing hub for supply of such trains...
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