Bullet train will be customised to suit Indian conditions
NEW DELHI: The “lurch”, a sideways rocking movement Indians have learnt to balance while walking or standing in trains, will be a thing of the past in bullet trains even at 320 kmph. The E 5 Series Shinkansen will “compensate” for any roll and will also be modified to meet harsh Indian hot weather conditions and omnipresent dust. Managing director of the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) Achal Khare explained the lurch control:“When you travel by train and negotiate a curve, you will feel some kind of lurch.
They have sensors fitted at the bogie level and the sensors will sense the curve ahead in advance and then will actuate a hydraulically operated cylinder to neutralize the lurch. This is important from a passenger comfort point of view,” he said. He said there is a discussion on with rolling stock manufacturers and consultants to fine tune design.
“The environmental conditions in Japan are different. Initially, we thought we will bring the trains lock, stock and barrel since it’s time tested. But when we went into detail, we discovered that the temperature and dust conditions are creating a big difference. In our ambient temperature, we are asking for 55 degree centigrade; they design for 40 degree...15 degrees in air conditioning will make a big difference. The air conditioning equipment will be very heavy and they have very compact design. So, accommodating that increased equipment will be a challenge.”
The NHSRCL chief said the other challenge is the dust conditions. So, the equipment in the trains that are exposed will have to be redesigned with air filters. The NHSRCL is hopeful of completing the first 50 km stretch between Billimora and Surat in Gujarat by December 2023 or early 2024.
What about the track safety there may be cases the anti social elements, political parties, left mindset, terrorists may damage the tracks/train to cause trouble, defame or prove that its poorly design or How Modi hurriedly implement it ?
Must speed up work.
You mean people will be allowed to travel on the rooftops and hang from the doors and windows?
CS Monkey's like you will get a chance to ride on the roof with a one way ticket. Case closed. RIP
Modi is transforming India before our very eyes. Time to get on board or get out of the way.
People like you are responsible for kee govt irrepsonsible and unaccountable.
All talk. Let's see results and for how long the services will be continued. Talks are nothing.
Chinese are running bullet trains since 2007 @ 350 kmph and maglev @ 432 kmph. Now they have over 35000 km of bullet train line and India is struggling to build even 50km of line.
Who was in power in 2007? Who is putting hurdles in the bullet train project? Are you a Congress sl ve?
Let us hope the go nment will be able to handle a bigger lurch from Shiv Sena.
Dr Vidyadhar Yellutla
when Modi is providing bullet train, Pappu is creating hurdles using Congress revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat, incharge of land acquisition in Maharashtra using puppet CM Vedhav Thakeray.
This is good that the bullet trains will be customised to suit Indian conditions.
The project is very much delayed in Maharashtra ever since Mahavinash Agadi govt came to power. Fortunately, Gujarat is well on track.
Long live Modi. .......Nehru family was a disaster for India.
from 40 to 55 degree celcius needs literally reengineer the train set, from build material to ACs. so this may go beyond 2024.
Bring hyper loop, bullet trains are things of the past.