Rly conducts high speed trial run of trains between Lonavla and Daund

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 30 January 2019

The Central Railway (CR) has conducted a high speed trial run between Lonavla and Daund. The first trial run was conducted between Malvali and Vadagon stations and second between Hadapsar-Urli and Urli-Patas at 126 kmph. The current average speed of the train on this section is 110 kmph. 

Pune: The Central Railway (CR) has conducted a high speed trial run between Lonavla and Daund. The first trial run was conducted between Malvali and Vadagon stations and second between Hadapsar-Urli and Urli-Patas at 126 kmph. The current average speed of the train on this section is 110 kmph. 

General Manager DK Sharma visited Pune division for a one-day inspection on Tuesday. During his inspection, the high speed train trial run was conducted.
 
Sharma started his inspection from Talegaon, Chinchwad, Shivajinagar, Urli, Daund and Pune. During the visit Milind Deouskar, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Commissioner Railway Safety AK Jain, all the heads of departments, officers of the Pune division, including Chief Public Relations Officer Sunil Udasi and others were present.

“Today we conducted a high speed trial run between Malvali and Vadgaon at a speed of 126 kmph. It was safe and we might soon increase the speed with LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches while passing from this section. Once effected, this may reduce travel time by 6 to 8 minutes,” said Sharma. The group visited Talegaon Station where Railway Protection Force organised an exhibition of arms and ammunition. Sharma and his team visited Chinchwad, Shivajinagar stations and coach maintenance depot in Ghorpadi and inspected tracks and level crossings.

“During the inspection at Talegaon, we inspected the arms and ammunition exhibition by Railway Protection Force. At Chinchwad station, the RPF conducted a mock drill. During the mock drill, the RPF personnel saved passengers from terrorists and nabbed them,” he said.

“By end of 2019, Central Railway will be 100 per cent electrified. It will be the first zone in the country to achieve that goal,” said Sharma, adding that Indian Railway was working to achieve 100 per cent electrification throughout its network.

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