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Indian Railways to bring Maglev train in three years

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  1. SBUS-CXK

    SBUS-CXK SENIOR MEMBER

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    Gone are the days of long and tiring train journeys for Indians. The railway ministry has already taken the first steps to implement state-of-the-art Maglev (magnetic levitation) trains within three years.
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    Indian Railways have floated an ‘Expression of Interest’ EOI for designing, building, commissioning, operation, running and maintenance of levitation based train system on public private partnership (PPP) basis, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said.

    Indian Railways has already asked Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) to prepare a detailed project report within the next six months.

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    Maglev trains are run on special tracks called guideways. The sidewalls of these tracks have magnetic coils and they repel with heavy magnets placed under the train making the coaches levitate 1 – 6 inches above the tracks. The track magnets, controlled by computers keep pushing the magnetic force forward so that the Maglev train is pulled ahead

    The coaches of the Maglev train ride on a cushion of air due to the powerful and continous electromagnetic fields generated. The floatation eliminates friction and when coupled with the train’s aerodynamic designs it can achieve speeds up to 500 kmph.

    According to a rough estimate made on August this year, the project will cost about Rs 150 crore for constructing one km of elevated high speed track for Maglev train. So far, three companies – two from US and one from Japan have so far shown interest.

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...n-three-years/the-cost/slideshow/55721015.cms
     
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  2. MULUBJA

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    Good news but I would like India to change suitable change in Track to run our existing trains on the track at semi high speed at 200 to 250 KMPH. That will be a game changer.
     
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  3. SBUS-CXK

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    India's industrial base is still weak. This is the root cause of some railway accidents in India. However, If the current policy development for 10 years., India will soon have their own high-speed trains.
     
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    Our coaches are shit need new model frist then we can talk about next gen
     
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    The ICF Coaches are progressively being replaced by LHB ones.
     
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