25 Aug '14, 3am

India considers magnetic levitation technology for high speed trains.Possible collaboration with Japan

India considers magnetic levitation technology for high speed trains India considers magnetic levitation technology for high speed trains India has taken the first step towards running a truly high speed train by opting for magnetic levitation (Maglev) technology under which the screech of the wheel hitting the track is obviated as the train floats at high speeds a few inches over the track. Thus India will avoid emulating Chile and some other countries that have been running refurbished versions at higher than currently prevailing speeds on the same track. Rather, the country is fashioning a new game altogether, said a Railway officer specialising in design. Running on dedicated tracks, the trains will come in complete sets: there will be engine cabs at both ends and non-detachable coaches in the middle. This will eliminate the swaying motion Indian travellers are accusto...

Full article: http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/economy-infrastructure...

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