Even as Indian Railways tests its first ‘Make in India’ engine-less Train 18, an assessment made in an internal document states that only 0.3% of the country’s railway tracks are fit to handle trains running at 160 kmph speeds.
According to an HT report, this assessment has come to light at a time when Indian Railways is looking to press its newly manufactured self-propelled Train 18 into service by year-end.
The entire Indian Railways network is spread over 60,000 km. Train 18, which has been designed to run at a speed of 160 km per hour, has completed its first stage of trials in Moradabad division.
Now, for trials at the speed of up to 160 km per hour, the train has been moved to the Kota division in Rajasthan. Read More