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News Entry# 557706
Jun 26 (02:00) Railways to bring down speed of select Vande Bharat, Gatiman Express trains (www.thehindu.com)
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The Indian Railways will soon cut down the speed of premium trains, including Vande Bharat and Gatiman Express, from the present 160 kmph to 130 kmph...

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Jun 27 (20:38)
ADLTheMusafir
ADLTheMusafir   1259 blog posts
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how many of those trains that met accident operated at 160
or even at 130
if reducing speed is solution tab toh bhai sahab gazab hai
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Jun 28 (00:06)
DrAbhijay2407
DrAbhijay2407   637 blog posts
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I agree.

According to some recent discussions in the forum, it is a temporary step, until the long awaited , so called "kavach installation" on 160 kmph routes. track-fitted RFID tags shall be used for communicating an upcoming signal in and level crossing in driver cabin. Also ,There have been recent instances of Gatimaan running way over PSR at places.
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However, I still regard it as a retrograde step. Despite field trials between 2015-2017 and live demonstration in 2022 , It seems kavach installation has not been done on routes with trains running at 160kmph . None of the recent rail accidents (except in Balasore one) were trains running at 110 or 130 kmph , let alone 160 .

Some issues have been plaguing IR for long - Lack of proper fencing, lack of adequate security system, lack of R&D in improvement of rail security, huge vacancies - They are trying to brush these under the carpet by reducing speed in name of risk mitigation .

Quoting from the above article -"we were not able to run trains at 160 kmph because the track was not safe to operate at that speed. Unless the organisation is culturally ready to maintain high-tech signalling equipment, high-speed tracks and rolling stock, no matter what trains we buy or make, we will be constrained to run at lower speed only."

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Jun 28 (00:08)
SaurabhDubey^~
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Freights are bumping into standing passenger trains causing rampage into last three coaches.
How the slowing down of passenger trains would help in such accidents case scenario?
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Jun 28 (00:18)
DrAbhijay2407
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Agree
It is more of a coverup exercise - issues like lack of adequate high-tech signalling equipment, high-speed tracks , maintainance issues, long working hours of LPs and ALPs , snail's pace progress on installation of anti collision systems - they are trying to divert attention from these issues by reducing speed in name of "risk mitigation and security measures". God forbid , but accidents can happen, and, have happened in the past at even lower speeds .

Mission Raftaar down the drain, it seems - probably "yatri suraksha" was
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