India seems to be on a roll when it comes to the development of the railway infrastructure. We have a bullet train under way between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, a train that will connect India to Nepal, another project that will lead us straight to Andamans and now we have India’s first engineless train, Train 18 that has successfully completed its trial.
However, are our railway tracks solid enough to handle such fast speeding trains? The Hindustan Times reported that only 0.3% of India’s railway tracks were fit enough to handle trains running at the speed of up to 160 km per hour, according to an assessment made in an internal document.
The assessment has come to light when Train 18 completed its first trial run with flying colours. The train, set to replace Shatabdi Express, ran at 115 km per hour on tracks in Moradabad division of Northern Railway. Read More
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