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Dec 07 2016 (16:17)  These trains will change the way India travels (
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India's need for speed
The way India travels is going to change soon.
The centre is planning to bring in state of the art technology which could revolutionize public transport system in the country.
what in store
Super fast Talgo
To ease your tiring train journey experience, Indian Railways is bringing the super fast Talgo train.
Talgo stands for Tren Articulado Ligero Goicoechea Oriol, which translates to light articulated train.
The first trial run was conducted between Bareilly and Moradabad in UP in May. Second trial was between Palwal and Mathura in July; completed at 180 kmph, covering 84 km in 38 minutes. The Talgo train completed its final trial between Delhi and Mumbai in less than 12-hours at a maximum speed of 150 km per hour.
The train consists of nine coaches, two executive class, four chair cars, a cafeteria, a power car and a tail-end coach for staff and equipment.
High speed Bullet train
Your wait is over.
The Indian Railways administration plans to begin construction work on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed corridor next year.
The bullet train is expected to cover 508 km between Mumbai and Ahmedabad in about two hours, running at a maximum speed of 350 kmph and operating speed of 320 kmph.
Rail Minister Surersh Prabhu promised to start bullet train in India in 2023.
Prabhu said railways have identified nine corridors for feasibility of semi-high speed rail.
The semi-high speed routes are Delhi-Chandigarh, Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysore, Delhi-Kanpur, Nagpur-Bilaspur, Mumbai-Goa, Mumbai-Ahmedabad, Chennai-Hyderabad and Nagpur-Secunderabd. It would be cost effective for common people.
Gone are the days of long and tiring train journeys for Indians. The railway ministry has already taken the first steps to implement state-of-the-art Maglev (magnetic levitation) trains within three years.
Indian Railways has already asked Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) to prepare a detailed project report within the next six months.
The train's aerodynamic design can achieve speeds up to 500 kmph.
Rapid rail transit
The Board of National Capital Region Transport Corporation has cleared the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid Rail Transit Corridor (RRTC) that will enable travel at the rate of 160 kmh. The 92km-long corridor, with a capital investment of Rs 21,902 crore, will bring down travel time between Delhi and Meerut to 60 minutes by a normal train.
The corridor will originate at the Sarai Kale Khan bus terminal and pass through Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut regions before terminating at Modipuram.
Of the 92.05 km-long stretch, 60.354km will be on an elevated viaduct, 30.245km will be underground, while 1.451km will be at grade for connections to two depots, one each at Duhai and Modipuram.
The project is a segment of a larger plan to connect important towns in the NCR region with Delhi.
India could be one of first countries to try the super fast transportation system Hyperloop, if Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari approves a pending proposal of Bibop Gresta, co-founder of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.
The Hyperloop — high-speed travel in pods inside a partial-vacuum tube — is the brainchild of Tesla founder Elon Musk.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) says it will rely heavily on renewable and kinetic energy and keep costs low by using medians for the pylons.
It estimates that a single tube could carry 1.44 lakh passengers daily at 40-second intervals. Over a distance of 500 km, it is aiming for ticket price under $30, or Rs 200.
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