Hours after Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai announced releasing the ‘Train 18’ in a week’s time for trial, the Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) said, the trial would be done in a 80-day-long period in three phases.
RDSO’s testing department would execute the trials of the first train set conceptualised, designed and manufactured completely in India. First Made-in-India engineless train gets on track for trial run
Speaking to TOI, chief public relation officer of RDSO A K Sinha said, “The first trial would be conducted on the Bareilly-Moradabad section on standard railway track to achieve normal speed of 115 kmph. Later in the second phase, the train would touch 180 kmph between Kota- Sawai Madhopur stretch, while the final would be on New Delhi-Bhopal section via Agra.”
“Since the 16-coach train is made to cruise at 160 kmph, we have to keep at least 10 percent margin and test the engineless train up to 180 kmph. Read More