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Nov 30 2016 (20:24)  MAGLEV Bullet Trains (pib.nic.in)
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Indian Railways have floated an Expression of Interest (EOI) for designing, building, commissioning, operation, running and maintenance of levitation based train system on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis. The Railway route for this project has not been defined at such an early stage of the project since the initial thrust is on developing and implementing a cost effective solution of such a technology.
The key features of the levitation based transportation system are as under :-
• Very high speeds can be achieved in such a ground based transport system.
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• The vehicle carrying passenger / goods shall ride on a cushion of air generated by using magnets.
• Riding comfort of such vehicles is expected to be very good.
• The levitation based trains shall be powered by electricity.
While floating the EOI, it is envisaged that the execution and funding pattern of this project will be on PPP basis.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 30.11.2016 (Wednesday).
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