- Travel time between Bengaluru and Mysuru could be reduced to 90 minutes in the near future if trials with a high speed, tilting train manufactured by Spanish manufacturer Talgo conducted between Delhi and Mumbai in the next few days are successful.
- Larger orders for the trains will be placed based upon the success of the trial run, which will likely begin from August 1
- The train recently clocked 180 kmph this week between Mathura and Palwal during a trial run.
- This technology will be cheaper as it can run on existing tracks. Since there are a lot of curves on the Bengaluru-Mysuru line, it will be better
- The state government had proposed the use of these trains on the route to reduce the travel time without having to create new infrastructure.
- Track doubling and electrification work on the line is almost completed. A major hurdle of shifting Tipu Sultan’s armoury taken up by US based company Wolfe Private Limited will also be completed soon.
- In all probability, the project will be completed by year-end and tilting train coaches will be an added attraction on the track
About Talgo tilting train
- Tilting train coaches are product of Talgo-the Spanish manufacturer of intercity, standard, and high speed trains.
- These coaches are light in weight and designed in a way that it can run on curves without decelerating.
- The Indian Railway recently conducted the first trial run in the stretch between Bareilly and Moradabad, as part of strategy to increase the speed of the trains
- A tilting train is a train that has a mechanism enabling increased speed on regular rail tracks. As a train (or other vehicle) rounds a curve at speed, objects inside the train experience inertia. This can cause packages to slide about or seated passengers to feel squashed by the outboard armrest due to its centripetal force, and standing passengers to lose their balance. Tilting trains are designed to counteract this discomfort. In a curve to the left, the train tilts to the left to compensate for the g-force push to the right, and vice versa. The train may be constructed such that inertial forces cause the tilting (passive tilt), or it may have a computer-controlled power mechanism (active tilt).
- Besides making travel faster, the technology also makes train movement on curves smoother, making journeys more comfortable for passengers.
- At present, trains turn with a jerk at curves. Moreover, drivers reduce speed at curves and bends for smooth and safe operation. The new technology prevents derailment at curves even at high speeds. This reduces travel time and improves punctuality. During the trial, RDSO will use test speeds as low as 80kmph to as high as 180kmph.
- Talgo rakes have a make-up markedly different from Indian rakes. Indian railways has individual coaches mounted on separate bogies (portion with axles and wheels). Every bogey has eight wheels which are connected through an axle but coaches are not inter-connected. This makes a train tilt outwards at curves and often with a jerk. The new technology, on the contrary, is based on ‘natural’ tilting system and has coaches connected at the vestibule.
- At every coach-junction, there are two sets of wheels and bogies are shared between coaches. This inter-connects coaches and the train tilts inwards while turning at the curve.
- It is projected to cut running time by 25% which will also reduce railways energy bills.
The Agriculture department is working out the modalities to set up Special Agricultural Zones (SAZ) in different parts of the state to provide greater technological and logistic support to farmers ...READ MORE
Govt to ensure private firms enforce retirement age rule The labour department will conduct inspections to ensure that employers implement the state government’s decision to enhance the retirement age of employees ...READ MORE
The decision to expand the municipal limits of Bengaluru from 225 sq km to about 800 sq km by incorporating 110 villages, seven City Municipal Councils (CMC) and one Town ...READ MORE
As the froth in Bellandur and Varthur lakes evoke shock and disgust from citizens, an 18-member expert committee formed to chalk out a solution had noticed that there were “too ...READ MORE
Malware affects thousands of BSNL broadband modems At least 60,000 BSNL broadband modems have become dysfunctional after a malware attack since Wednesday night across the Karnataka Telecom Circle. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. ...READ MORE
Water Resources Minister M B Patil on Wednesday informed the Legislative Council that it would be unscientific to desilt the Tungabhadra dam, which has about 33 tmcft of silt deposition. Replying ...READ MORE
Waste management: High on intent, little on ground yet The last two years have seen multiple waste management initiatives announced from new waste-to-energy plants to clean-up marshals to enforce segregation and ...READ MORE
India specific India is among top 10 FDI recipients India jumped to the ninth rank in 2014 with a 22 per cent rise in FDI inflows to $34 billion. India was at ...READ MORE
ವರದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಏನಿದೆ? ಪರಿಶಿಷ್ಟ ಜಾತಿಯಲ್ಲೂ ತೀರಾ ಹಿಂದುಳಿದ ಜಾತಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಮೀಸಲಾತಿ ಸೌಲಭ್ಯ ಸಿಗುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ; ಕೆಲವೇ ಜಾತಿಗಳು ಮಾತ್ರ ಈ ಸೌಲಭ್ಯ ಪಡೆಯುತ್ತಿವೆ ಎಂಬ ದೂರು ಕೇಳಿ ಬಂದಿದ್ದರಿಂದ 2005ರ ಸೆಪ್ಟೆಂಬರ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಸದಾಶಿವ ಆಯೋಗ ರಚಿಸಲಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಆಯೋಗವು 2012ರಲ್ಲಿ ಸರ್ಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ವರದಿ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿತ್ತು. ಪರಿಶಿಷ್ಟ ಜಾತಿಯ ವರಿಗೆ ...READ MORE
The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015 was passed by the Parliament recently The provisions of the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Act, 2015 shall be deemed to have come into force on the ...READ MORE
Special Agricultural Zone (SAZ)
Karnataka State Updates for KAS/KPSC Exams – 26th
To Expand the municipal limits of Bengaluru
Bellandur Lake: British firm offers to revive the
Karnataka Current Affairs – KAS / KPSC Exams
To offset silt in Tungabhadra dam: State plans to
Karnataka Current Affairs – KAS / KPSC Exams
World Investment Report 2015 – UNCTAD
ಸದಾಶಿವ ಆಯೋಗ ವರದಿ
Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015 notified