Jaipur-Delhi Vande Bharat train to run at 160 Kmph in 18 months; trial starts today
At present, the maximum speed capability of the railway line from Ajmer to New Delhi via Jaipur is limited to 110 km per hour.
JAIPUR: Jaipur-Delhi Vande Bharat Express is set to undergo a trial run between Ajmer and New Delhi on Tuesday. The train is scheduled to leave Ajmer at 8:00 PM, and it is anticipated to arrive in Jaipur in just under two hours, although it will not make a stop in the city.
This trial run will persist for a period of three days, after which a comprehensive report will be submitted to the Railway Board for evaluation. Following this, the Prime Minister’s Office will determine the official date for the train’s operation and may potentially have the Prime Minister inaugurate the train service.
The North Western Railway has plans in motion to augment the speed of the rail line connecting Ajmer, Jaipur, and New Delhi. Railway authorities are confident that, within a span of eighteen months, the Vande Bharat train will be capable of reaching speeds of up to 160 km per hour on this particular track.
At present, the maximum speed capability of the railway line from Ajmer to New Delhi via Jaipur is limited to 110 km per hour. As a result, the Railways are actively working on enhancing the speed capacity of the track. One of the methods being employed is the installation of a train protection system, which will instantly notify the loco pilot in case of any individuals, animals, or vehicles obstruct the track.
The railway line will be secured with fencing, and double-distance signals will be implemented to eliminate the necessity for emergency braking. By August, the train is expected to operate at a speed of 130 km per hour, effectively reducing the travel time between Jaipur and Delhi from four hours to a mere three and a half hours.