Second RDSO Trial run to Operate Shatabdi and Gatimaan Express at 180kmph

To Operate Shatabdi and Gatimaan Express at their full speed, the Railway will again conduct a RDSO trial between Agra and Jhansi. Railways have started preparations for this. During last time it was targeted to run at a speed of 180 kmph, but unfortunately train didn't achieved target, and could run at a speed of 160 kmph. Due to which more trials are yet to be done by the Railways. Preparations for this has been completed by Research Design Standards Organization (RDSO).

There is a distance of 216 km between Agra to Jhansi. This distance was covered by the special train in 2 hours 13 minutes. The special train saved 23 minutes between Agra to Jhansi compared to Gatimaan. Gatimaan cover distance of Agra to Jhansi in 2 hours 36 minutes. The Gatimaan and Shatabdi Express run at a speed of 130kmph between Agra to Jhansi. The target of RDSO is that both trains should  speed up to 180 kmph, which will save 20 to 25 minutes of time for passengers from Delhi to Gwalior.

A day earlier, special train trial was conducted between Agra and Jhansi. During this time the train had to stopped at one place. The speed of the train was affected due to the curve near Sithouli. All these were informed by the RDSO team to the officers of Jhansi division. On Wednesday, DRM Sandeep Mathur of Jhansi division inspected Sithouli and Antri. Also, instructions have been given to the concerned to remove any technical flaws found here. After removing the technical flaws, the way to trial at the speed of 180kmph will be cleared.

Imported coaches are now being replaced by LHB coaches to make the journey safe for passengers, so that the loss of life can be minimized in an accident. In the first phase, LHB coaches were installed in Gatimaan, Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duronto trains. Now the work of installing LHB coaches has also started in long distance Superfast and Mail/Express trains.
Second RDSO Trial run to Operate Shatabdi and Gatimaan Express at 180kmph Second RDSO Trial run to Operate Shatabdi and Gatimaan Express at 180kmph Reviewed by SHERE KHOJRAHA on January 09, 2020 Rating: 5

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