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160 km/ph train to start between Delhi-Agra on Nov 10


The first high-speed train between Delhi and Agra with a speed of 160 km per hour is expected to run on November 10 with Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory all set to roll out the first rake of fourteen coaches of the train reports India Today.

Gradually, the speed of the train is expected to be increased to 200 kilometres after upgrading the signalling system, barricading the area.

Rail Coach Factory (RCF) has manufactured four coaches of the high speed train so far and the work was going on war footing to manufacture the remaining ten coaches by November 10 to turn out the first rake, RCF General Manager Pramod Kumar said.

RCF engineers in consultations with RDSO (Research Development and Standard Organisation) had made some changes in these coaches in designing of coupler system for smoother ride than Shatabdi and Rajdhani coaches, installation of smoke and fire detection system and automatic sliding of inner doors besides Passengers information system.

Kumar said railways has selected ten routes on which high speed trains would run as announced by railway minister in his budget speech. He added that the approximate cost of one high speed coach would be between Rs.2.25-2.50 crore.



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