Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), a unit of Indian Railway, has successfully conducted a trial run of an AC double-decker coach at speed of 180 KMPH. This high-speed trail by RDSO was conducted in the West Central Railway Zone, in the Kota division. The coach reached the top speed of 180 KMPH, as the exact location of the trial was in the Nagda-Kota-Sawai Madhopur section.
Indian Railways Conducted High-Speed Trial of AC Double Decker Coach
The aim of conducting the trial was to check the efficiency of the new design of the latest LHB coaches along with the rolling stocks. The video of the locomotive speedometer, showing the train touching the speed of 180 KMPH, was also shared by Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw with a tweet.
his captions read, “नए भारत की नई रफ़्तार!
A trial conducted for 180kmph.” (“New India’s new pace! Trial Conducted for 180kmph”)
Conducted 75 Successful Trials
A total of 75 successful trials of Hot Buffet Car(AC) at 180 kmph and double-decker coach also at 180kmph have been conducted by the Indian Railways.
West Central Railway has also shared the video on its official Twitter handle with the captions, “180 Kmph Speed Trials LHB AC Double Decker Coach. Another Feat by @wc_railway in @drmkota Division. Catch the Glimpse of the Speedometer clocking 180 Kmph in Kota – Nagda Section.”
Railway for the sake of the safety of its passengers conducts multiple trials to analyse one coach which includes, “coupler force trials, oscillation trials, and emergency braking distance trials, among others.”
Before the above trials, the railway had also conducted successful runs for AC 2 tier LHB coach and AC 3 Tier Economy coach. These were conducted “in the West Central Railway(WCR) zone of the Indian Railway”.
Indian Railway has planned to “operate trains on the Mumbai-Delhi route at a speed of 160 kmph in the next two years and the Nagda-Kota-Sawai Madhopur section falls on this route. At present trains are running at a speed of 130 kmph on this route.”