Train Speed Increase Inspection on Bangalore – Mangalore Rail Line : VIDEO
Speed increase inspection was carried out on the Chikbanavar – Nelamnagala Section which is a part of the Bangalore – Mangalore Single line via Hassan.
Presently the sectional speed here is limited to only 50 KMPH due to gradients and curves.
This was the max permissible speed certified when the line was open to traffic in the year 2017.
The Railways are now inspecting the line again to increase the max permissible speed limit from 50 KMPH to 100 KMPH.
Once the speed trials are successful trains on the Bangalore -Hassan – Mangalore section can see some reduction in Travel time.
Train : LHB Inspection Car & Motor Trolley.
Locomotive : KJM WDP4D 40400.
Location : Soldevanhalli.
Indian Railways is India’s national railway system operated by the Ministry of Railways. It manages the fourth largest railway network in the world by size, with a route length of 67,368-kilometre and total track length of 121,407-kilometre as of March 2017.
As of 31 March 2019, IR has electrified 50% or 35,442 km (22,023 mi) of the route kilometers and 46% or 55,240 km (34,320 mi) of the total running track. India uses 25 kV 50 Hz AC traction on all its electrified tracks.
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