New Delhi: Railways at present efficiently held a second trial of a semi-high velocity prepare between Delhi and Agra because it seems to be to introduce the service on the route in November. The prepare lined the 197-km distance between Agra and Nizamuddin throughout the stipulated time of 90 minutes set for the trial, Divisional Railway Supervisor (DRM) Anurag Sachan advised PTI.
Sachan stated that the primary trial, held in July, was a security trial and the one at present was for finalising the time scheduling. The primary semi-high velocity prepare service is predicted to be flagged off in November. Geared up with a 5,400HP electrical engine, the 10-coach prepare with two energy vehicles ran at a median velocity of 125-130kmph and touched a most velocity of 160kmph on the upgraded rail system, he stated.
The time taken at current by Shatabdi Categorical to finish a journey between the 2 stations is 120 minutes. “Within the earlier trial, we had stopped the motion of different trains on the adjoining observe however this time, prepare functioning was not allowed to be affected,” Sachan added.
There are just a few velocity restriction areas and curves on the Delhi-Agra route which have been upgraded over the previous three months to enhance the velocity of the prepare. Sachan stated steps have been taken to strengthen the observe, improve the signalling system and put up fencing alongside a number of the susceptible stretches of the route.
As to the price of the venture, Sachan stated “About Rs 15 crore was the price of the upgrades and fencing.” Railway is planning to subsequent yr launch semi high-speed trains on eight routes, together with Delhi-Kanpur and Delhi-Chandigarh.
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