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Blog Entry# 2052461  
Posted: Nov 08 2016 (10:22)

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Entry# 2052461   News Entry# 285140         Tags   Past Edits
RCF Kapurthala has started the manufacturing ofcoaches to run at a speed of 200-km per hour . This initiative is as per the proposal which was announced by Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Sh. Suresh Prabhu in 2015-16’s Rail Budget.
The new initiative involves the manufacturing a rake of 20 coaches which comprises 14 AC Chair Cars, 03 Executive Chair Cars and 03 Power cars. At present manufacturing of 04 coaches (02 Executive Chair Cars and 02 AC Chair Cars ) is o­n the way at RCF. These coaches of Alstom –LHB configuration , are upgraded with stainless steel brake disc, sintered pads and electro-pneumatically assisted brake system. Plug Type Entrance Door like Metro Train coaches have been introduced in these coaches
which have provision to close automatically at 5 kmph besides providing better dust, sound and heat insulation.The third major modification in these coaches involves the improved and wider inter-car gangway (vestibule) area between the coaches, which will help to reduce dirt and wateringress besides reducing noise level.
Other features which are incorporated in these 200kmph coaches include improved passenger safety and comfort. The coaches will have aesthetically pleasant interiors with spacious and ergonomicallydesigned seats. Option for provision of personal infotainment system is also aimed at. Each coach will emphasize o­n safety, and will have fire retardant furnishing besides fire and smoke detection alarms. Balanced Draft Gear Couplers between the two coaches will help in smooth acceleration and retardation of the train.
The lavatories of these coaches will have redesigned interior and equipped with Vacuum Evacuation assisted toilets. The plush interiors will have touchless fittings in taps, hand dryers and soap dispensers besides marble finish and anti graffiti coating o­n walls.
The coaches carrycolour scheme based o­n Cheetah known for its vitality and has been developed in association with National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
General Manager of RCF, Sh. R P Nibariya, is optimistic of the completion of the first consignment of coaches in the next month while the remaining will be completedby next few months.

12 posts - Tue Nov 08, 2016

Nov 08 2016 (15:10)
Proud atheist~   4500 blog posts   37 correct pred (63% accurate)
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#jumlebazi hai ye :D

Nov 08 2016 (16:26)
AK84~   2332 blog posts   2759 correct pred (76% accurate)
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shayad UP election ki hawa lag rahi hai. Ye train bhi Gorakhpur ya Lucknow se chalegi

Nov 08 2016 (18:09)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
Re# 2052461-15            Tags   Past Edits
Where are the railway tracks for 200kmph operation??
LHB coaches were acquired 2 decades ago, and it was touted that they are capable of 200kmph where as Faster trains were operating at 130kmph(Exc. BPL Shatabdi doing 140kmph in NDL-AGC section).
Today also the situation is same 130kmph (Exc. Gatiman/BPL Shatabdi doing 160/150kmph in NDL-AGC section)
All the huge expenditure due to LHB coaches (

(1) Import of coaches in foreign exchange
(2) technology transfer in foreign exchange
(3) Modification of coach factories/workshops/
(4) Higher cost of the LHB coach
(5) Cost of generator cars and its operation, maintenance, fuelling, manning costs, and air/noisepollution.
(6) Revenue loss due to reduced paxs which in turn is due to compulsion of having generator cars
(7) Lesser indigenisation in LHB as compared to ICF coach
At the time of purchase of LHB coach/technology, IR/RDSO has already developed, tested and produced a 160kmph rake which was deployed in NDLS-ASR swarna shatabdi.
Today, again IR mulling to buy 250kmph Talgo coaches at heavy costs with the LHB technology coaches (200kmph) getting badly insulted by operating them at 100/130kmph!
Is History in process of repeating itself, just because humans refuse to learn lessons from the past?!!

Nov 08 2016 (18:18)
Venkat వెంకట్   3304 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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very nicely put up the points. Many LHB trains given slow TT and running vacant. Today i have seen SC-SHM AC express at VSKP current availability in 3A 451 seats...Over all around 600 seats empty.
Its given VSKP-SHM 15 hrs 15 min where as ICF coaches non AC exp Tpty-src given 13 hr 30 min between vskp-src.
Here this SC-SHM is all AC train with LHB coaches going at 57 kmph avg speed where non AC ICF train going at 64 kmph. So whats the use of more speed trains when
the present trains it self not getting used to 160 kmph.
Railways just wasting common man tax money and finally crying for fare hike saying loses.

Nov 08 2016 (18:29)
Guest: 391d2558   show all posts
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Do we have tracks that can withstand 200km/hr running LHB coaches? If not then what's the benefit of developing 200 km/he LHB coaches. Current 180 capable coaches can't even run at their potential speed bcoz of fragile P-way and here Railways is working on 200 capable coaches!! This what we call uttered nonsense.

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