A new train, which is being locally manufactured, will be the fastest train in India, with an average speed of 160 km per hour, and set for launch in December next year.
The new train, reports say, will be an engine-less set of rakes, each powered by separate propulsion systems and would look like metro coaches. But, unlike the metro trains, the 16-coach train will be able to cover long distances.
The train, which is built on a much higher scale, will run at a speed of 160 km/hr, a senior Railway Board member said today.
The train, much like the EMU units serving urban passengers, comprises many coaches that are individually powered by a propulsion system, thereby eliminating the need for an engine. Read More…