BEIJING: A Chinese city, Changsha, launched the country's first locally made magnetically levitated (maglev) train on Friday. Another Chinese city, Changchun, is getting ready to set into motion China's first hybrid railway that can run on two or three different kinds of energy.
The maglev in Changsa city of China's Hunan province is a middle-to-low speed train that will connect the local railway station to the airport across 18.55 kms. It will take 19 minutes and 30 seconds to cover the journey with just one stop in between. The train can go up to a maximum speed of 100 kms an hour carrying 365 passengers.
Low-speed Maglev has been chosen because the distance involved is short and it costs much less to build and maintain compared to the high-speed ones. It took two years and an expenditure of $710 million to build it. But analysts are saying the railways may be difficult to make economic sense of the train service, given the ticket price of 20 yuan (about Rs 200).
Though copied, they are doing something.
It''s better then what Indians can build. They can''t even built toilets for there public.
Pradip Kumar Shome
Whatever toilets are given, it is a fact that many of our countrymen do not know or do not care of using them! See the railway toilets!
Vishwa Nath - Saturn kasino - 10 hours ago
Jealous indians haha
TO Vishwa Nath: copied for sure but why does that matter? Name one thing in India that''s not copied: trains, cars, atomic bomb, rockets, electricity, democracy...? Trouble is Indians can''t even copy.
lol the backward indians will be jealous of china cause india does not even have a simple bullet train lol
their development is amazing
They already have a MagLev in Shanghai for last 15 years !
It will crash soon terribly!
China moving fast towards development while feku modi addict in speech.
100 years behind China