Even as the first trainset, Train -18, prepares for flag off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 15, Indian Railways has quietly crossed a milestone for another kind of train technology to achieve higher speeds for its Rajdhanis and reduce travel time without incurring much extra cost.
The “push-pull” technology, wherein one engine is attached to the rear while another at the front pulling coaches, was used to run the Mumbai Rajdhani vie Central Railway route Wednesday. The technology received the Commissioner of Railway’s safety clearance Wednesday morning and speed certificate from the Research Design and Standards Organisation after successful trials last week.
The speed certificate issued is for 130 kmph between Delhi and Mumbai on the Rajdhani Express route through Central Railway. This is expected to be the NDA government’s next showcase in the speed upgrade project of Indian Railways. Read More