Railways To Install Automatic Track Fracture Detection System Across 508 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project

Railways To Install Automatic Track Fracture Detection System Across 508 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project

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Date of Post: 01 Sep, 2018

Mumbai: In a first for India, authorities have decided to install automatic rail track fracture detection system across the 508 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, to prevent accidents. The bullet trains will be laced with advanced fire detection system and anti-derailment measures while protecting the structures from earthquake-related incidents.

More Information:

  • This system will be a key aspect of the safety net, officials of the NHSRCL (National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited) said.
  • The existing rail network is yet to adopt this technology.
  • Officials said, but given the nature of high-speed operation, where trains would touch a peak speed of 320 kmph, use of such technology becomes critical.
  • A report prepared by the NHSRCL said,”This system will use electrical control circuit through rail tracks…failure in control circuits will help in identifying rail fracture on the tracks.”
  • This technology will save hundreds of man-hours required for regular inspection of rail tracks focused on rail crack detection.
  • The cost per kilometer in implementing the technology is being worked out though a decision had already been taken to adopt this technology, the officials said.
  • A feasibility study has projected that by 2033, the number of passenger travelling per day will be 31,700.
  • During peak hours, 3 trains are expected to ply on the 508 km stretch and 2 in off peak hours.
  • The corridor will have 2 maintenance depots – at Thane and in Sabarmati (Ahmedabad).
  • The Thane depot will carry out daily, monthly and special maintenance while the Sabarmati depot and workshop will cater to bogie maintenance and general maintenance.

To know more about recent developments of High Speed Rail-

18 Aug, 2018 : Bullet Train Update: NHSRCL Invites Survey Team for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project at Surat Section

10 Aug, 2018 : Government has Identified 6 routes connecting 4 major metros for feasibility studies for High Speed Rail: Rajen Gohain

09 Aug, 2018 : Bullet Train Update: Bids Invited For Construction of Sabarmati HSR Terminal for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project


Narinder Sharma is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and marketing executive.
His interest is in the Railways , Metro and Transportation Sector of India .
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