Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto Express Trains May Soon Run at Higher Speeds

Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto Express Trains May Soon Run at Higher Speeds

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Date of Post : 01  Mar 2019

The CLW (Chittaranjan Locomotive Works) recently produced a semi-high-speed passenger WAP-7HS locomotive, which is capable of running at a speed of 160 kmph.

More Information:

  • The recently manufactured WAP-7HS is expected to facilitate operation of premium trains of Indian Railways such as Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express and Duronto Express at higher speeds on the tracks .
  • The WAP-7HS locomotive shall be put into service after statuary tests and trials by (Electric Loco Shed Ghaziabad) of Northern Railway zone.
  • The designing and development of the WAP-7HS locomotive have been done indigenously at the Chittaranjan Locomotive Works,located in Asansol, at West Bengal.
  • To enhance the speed of the WAP-7HS locomotive, a weight reduction of around 14 tonnes have been carried out.
  • The gear ratio was changed to 3.2 (70:22) from 3.6 (72:20).
  • The software modification has also been carried out in order to optimize slip-slide control as well as tractive effort.Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently flagged off an all-new converted energy-efficient electric locomotive in Varanasi, creating history by converting a diesel locomotive into an electric one for the first time in the entire world. The project was completed in a record duration of 69 days, starting from December 22, 2017, to February 28, 2018 with great interest. According to the Indian Railways , the conversion cost of diesel to electric locomotive is less than midlife rehabilitation cost of a diesel locomotive.

To know more about recent developments of of Railways 

22 Feb, 2019: Indian Railways to use ‘Push and Pull’ Mode in Rajdhani Trains to reduce Travel time

18 Feb, 2019: Nellore Railway Station to be Redeveloped at Rs 100 Crore

16 Nov, 2019: N.F. Railway Converts 5 Passenger Trains into LHB type Coaches

(  Please reach us at editor@railanalysis.com for more information. )

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