Indian Railways is mulling a new policy to do away with mandatory clearance from the Commission of Railway Safety (CRS) to increase the speed of trains as part of Mission Raftaar 2022.
The Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) under the Ministry of Railways has proposed modifications in the speed certification procedure for enhancing the speed of trains.
During a presentation before the Railway Board last month, the RDSO listed four trials—oscillation trial (for track worthiness), emergency braking distance, coupler force, and controllability—needed for getting safety clearance for increasing the speed of trains. Read More
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