Railway’s entity to develop 350 kmph trains launched

Travelling at 350 kmph in India could become a distinct possibility in future. Railways Minister Mallikarjun Kharge Tuesday launched the High Speed Rail Corporation of India Ltd (HSRC), a subsidiary of Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) and tasked to develop High Speed Rail (HSR) Corridors in India to run passenger trains at speeds up to 350 km per hour.

Inaugurated a two-day international technical conference on “High Speed Rail Travel; Low Cost Solution” here, the minister also unveiled the logo of HSRC that has been designed by National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

Kharge said most countries consider high speed capability to be in the range of 250 to 300 km per hour, which requires a dedicated track with fencing and can be prohibitively costly.

“For a country like ours, track fencing also has its own set of associated issues. Thus, leveraging rolling stock technologies may provide a lower cost solution to meet the immediate needs of achieving speeds of 160 to 200 kmph and that too on the existing track,” he said.

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