Indian Railways: Meet on Ultra High Speed Rail Travel on September 2

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Railways is organising a conference next month on the emerging high speed rail travel technologies available worldwide.

The day-long meet on September 2, comes in the wake of a global Expression of Interest (EOI) floated by Railways for creation of a levitation technology-based Railway system, which will be developed on PPP model.

It is expected to be attended by global players involved in ultra high speed rolling stock, capable of travelling with maximum speed of 500 kmph or more.

According to Railways, the conference aims to bring focus on ultra high speed rail travel technology which is today owned by a limited number of countries like the USA, Germany, Japan, China and South Korea.

Currently, Railways is working on to introduce bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad with Japanese help.

The aim is to reduce the travel time between the two financial hubs drastically by running the train at a maximum speed of 350 kmph, a senior railway official said.

Besides, trials of Spanish Talgo at 150 kmph speed is being carried out between Mumbai and Delhi.

At present, the recently launched Gatimaan Express is running at 160 km per hour between Delhi and Agra.

SOURCE ;The Financial Express

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