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The Great Indian High Speed Rail Dream

The case for high speed railways in India

There are two things common to most countries which boast of high standards of living: their ease of travel and communication (there might be other things also, but these two factor are some kind of foundations, because be it the ...

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What are EMU Trainsets?

What Are EMU Trainsets

IN his maiden railway budget on Feb 26 2015, the Railway Minister Sri Suresh Prabhu announced the following: “With a view to providing superior riding experience and about 20% savings in journey time, it is proposed to introduce a very ...

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Overhauling the Mumbai Suburban Railway System

The sad state of the Mumbai locals is well documented. With derailments, delays and cancelations almost every other day, the system is stretched beyond its limits and is in danger of breaking down completely. And now things have come to a head ...

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The Story of the Legendary Big Four of the South

This is the story of some of the most illustrious, famous, prestigious and unique trains running on the Indian Railways’ network. They are not the kingly Rajdhani, the spirited Shatabdi, the elite Duronto or even the terribly-named but brilliant Garib Rath. They ...

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How Indian Railways fell behind the rest of the World

Dirty Train Coach Southern Railway

Southern Railway’s Salem – Erode section, part of the Jolarpettai – Coimbatore mainline is a relatively straight line resting on particularly solid terrain and is one of South India’s “highest speed” stretches. It was built by the British Great Southern ...

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What are High-Speed Railways or Bullet Trains?

The Japanese "Bullet Train" roars past with Mout Fuji in the backdrop

If transportation technology were to be equated to Indian cinema, High-Speed trains are its Rajinikanth. High-Speed Railways are often viewed as the epitome of infrastructure development of a region or nation, showpieces of advancement and rank high up there when it ...

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