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Posted: Oct 28 2016 (00:13)
Last Response: Oct 28 2016 (10:42)
New Facilities/TechnologySWR/South Western -Oct 27 2016 (21:25) Travel Chennai-Bangalore in less than 3 hours
Design Engineer at Johnson controls~ 37 news posts
NEW DELHI: Semi-high speed train between Chennai and Bengaluru can reduce the travel time between two cities to less than 3 hours and would need an investment of Rs 3200 crore to convert the existing tracks to run trains at 160 kmph, according to a feasibility study report submitted by Chinese company.
The draft of final feasibility study of speed enhancement on the 500 km Chennai- Bengaluru and Mysore section has been submitted by the China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co Ltd (CREEC) to Railway Board last week.
The report pegs the...
3 posts - Fri Oct 28, 2016
Oct 28 2016 (03:16)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~ 3225 blog posts
The straight route from Katpadi to Bangarpet is more difficult than the current one. The straight route has to go through the Koundinya wildlife sanctuary in AP. This region is very hilly and heavily forested and is home to the only wild elephant population in AP. Any route through this portion cannot be made to even normal speeds without a lot of tunnels and extensive ghat works, which would make the project very, very expensive. The present route through Kuppam goes through a pass between the hills that border the deccan plateau and as such is the most economical one without the need for any tunneling or terrain modification. An FEDL in this new section would be prohibitively costly and the usual hill maintenance regimes mean that, even speeds on this section would be sub-standard.
Using the same amount to make Bangalore airport more accesible by railway or metro. There was a blog suggedting railway tracks for dedicated service to airport. And Chennai airport is already well connected. An integrated development project involving all modes rather spending such amounts to run a train like Gatiman express with such exorbitant fares and 3 hours which no one wants to avail.
Airports and flights cannot be alternative to railways and roadways for entire city travellers even if they create metro tracks. For instance buses take 5-5.5 hrs to reach electronic city and madiwala (south end) with just rs 600 while people of whitefield indiranagar marthahalli east areas tech within 6 hrs by using trains @rs 600. If they 50% use flight they have they reach airport in chennai 30min+ 60min check in +60 min travel +30min getting into city travel mode +60-150mns for reaching destination total 4-5 hrs of journey without much savings in time. Plus creating a metro line for 40-50km till city center requires rs10000 crs and still be not useful for sectors like chennai blore and I'll be helpful for long distance travellers. By investing in existing track even if 1or2 trains travrl@160-200kmph speed the avg speed of other trains and freights I'll also improve considerably.
I agree about the cost, but even if they upgrade the route for LHB trains to hit 130kmph, that alone can bring down the travel time from 5 to 3.5-4 hours for the Shatabdi's. And the main beneficiary would be the MAS-JTJ route as that alone accounts for 219km of the 350km route between MAS and SBC and that will also be upgraded as a part of this project.
Connecting the airport by railway is something that everybody here has been demanding for a very long time. Bu the private transport lobby in Karnataka is very,very strong and suburban rail projects in Bangalore are being ignored by the government. This is despite the airport being only a couple...
Oct 28 2016 (10:42)
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(1 Koundinya wildlife sanctuary shall fall in way of new alignment, and elevated tracks can be laid in the sanctuary so as to ensure safety and unhindered movement of wild animals.
(2) Today Rly track constructions techniques are extremely advanced as compared to the techniques adopted more than a century ago, for the construction of present MAS-SBC route, and today 300kmph+ train operation is done in hilly regions in developed countries, 160 kmph is not a big challenge.
(3) Cost of construction of straight rly line however increase with hilly...
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