‘Zor Ka Jhatka Dheere Se Laga’: Travelling in Train 18 as it clocks over 180 km/hour
1 min read.Updated: 03 Dec 2018, 12:02 PM ISTLivemint
The second trial run of the fully air-conditioned Train 18 that was conducted in Kota, in which it crossed the 180 km per hour speed limit
New Delhi: India’s first engine-less train, known as Train 18, crossed the 180 km per hour (kmph) speed limit during a trial run on Sunday. Sharing a video of the trial run in his tweet, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal quipped, “Zor Ka Jhatka Dheere Se Laga," referring to the second trial run of the fully air-conditioned Train 18 that was conducted in Kota.“The stability of water bottles at this speed is testament to the quality of workmanship and design of our engineers," the railway minister said.
जोर स्पीड का झटका धीरे से लगा: Train 18 exceeds 180kmph during trial. The stability of water bottles at this speed is testament to the quality of workmanship and design of our engineers pic.twitter.com/CImC49ljgm
Train 18 will replace the current Shatabdi Express—a day train. Train 18 is capable of touching 200 kmph provided the rest of Indian Railways’ system such as tracks and signals permit, S Mani, General Manager of Integral Coach Factory (ICF) that has manufactured the train, said.
“Train 18 breached the 180 kmph speed limit in the Kota-Sawai Madhopur section. The major trials are now over, with just some more remaining. Based on the reports, fine tuning would be done if needed. As of now no major technical problem has cropped up," S Mani said.