Railways exploring ways to run trains at 500kmph
NEW DELHI: Moving ahead on its Mission 350 Plus, Railways will organise a global meet to explore the possibilities of introducing ultra-high speed technology to run trains at a speed of 500 km per hour.
“Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has envisioned Mission 350 Plus in which the Railways should enter the futuristic field of ultra-high speed rail network and work towards building an Indian technology which is economical and on par with the best,” Rolling Stock Member Hemant Kumar said on Wednesday.
Accordingly, Railways has floated an Expression of Interest (EoI) tender for developing, constructing and running ultra-high speed railway system in India on PPP basis.
Trains can run at more than 350 km per hour speed with the use of levitation technology which is operational in Germany, China and Japan, among other countries, he said.
Wow! Hyd to B”luru in 75 minutes!
May be hyd-heaven/hell I”m 75 mins. Going at avg speed of 100 is more than enough. .
V S Suriyanarayanan
Sir, Please don”t dream now !!!!!!! Even a bullet train (if runs in India) can not fulfill your Dream.
The trains I travelled in recently were reaching destination before time which amazed me a bit!!
We Indians are OK with an average of 100 kms per hour, consistently. Let us see whether this can be achieved in next 5 years by Railways.
Modi and his ministets certainly like to day dream. Idiots
the existing network needs to be strengthened to run trains like Gatiman . that can suffice country’s needs
first remove the unnecessary too much stoppage of trains between two major station
Possible in another 500 years from date of commencement
… not going to happen in my life time
please make double tracks all over country first
Pawan Kumar Vashist
Gurgaon – 3 hours ago
Still it will take long time,as infrastructure development in this country r full of problems , anyhow if attained 500km/hr,it is marvelous.
What about the unmanned railway crossings? These are all death traps.
why r u kidding…..
100 kmph couldn”t get and talking about 500??