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Indore Patna Express derailed in a district in Kanpur killing more than people and injuring over Early morning at three on November 20 marked a black day for Indian railways as 14 coaches met with this heart aching accident. This is being called the worst ever train accident since a very long time.
The sudden emergency brakes are sought to be the reason and of course lack of safety measures on railway tracks that are old and worn out. At a time when PM Modi envisions bullet trains to be soon launched in India, is it very difficult to see that the present condition of Indian railways, which is the backbone of the country, detrimental?
India can wait for bullet trains and our PM should shift focus on bettering the condition of railways. However, if tracks are still in such a bad condition as to cause an accident as big as this, railway definitely is lagging behind.
A shift of focus and funds from bullet trains to better trains is the need of the hour. Instead of changing rail tracks that are very old and hazardous, especially in seasons with heavy temperature drop that leads to sudden expansions, all the funds are directed in whichever direction they think could be useful to lure and appease the rich people.
Going by data compiled by the NCRB, death count in railway accidents varied between 24, and 27, every year from to That is a very disturbing statistics to determine the condition of safety measures in Indian railways.
Serious lack of devices: They are specially designed to be anti-telescopic, which means they do not flip or turn over in case there is a collision. The brakes are more efficient in them and more automated to tolerate sudden brakes at high speed.
Even though by all Indian railways were promised to have LHB coaches, they were ignored. Less trains more people: Indian railways carry more than 13 million passengers every day but trains to accommodate them are still very few. Indian railways are known to carry 15 times more people than they are supposed to.
Overloading leads to damage to tracks which are not changed or repaired as efficiently as they should be. Indian government is capable of handling these two tasks efficiently and simultaneously if proper care is given to each of them.
Bullet trains are the future of travelling for our country. State of the art technology: Indian railway tracks are not efficient for running faster trains but still both slow and fast trains run on the same tracks.
There is extreme shortage of faster travelling. There are airplanes but they cannot afford the same capacity as trains. We cannot lag behind. There are times when people are in a desperate need of faster travelling. Improving infrastructure for existing railway is no easy breezy task given the daily travelling on the routes hence opting out of bullet trains would be foolish.
Lessening the burden on trains: When bullet trains come into play, it will definitely share the load of the Indian railways.
More people would prefer to travel faster and hence railways will be eased of the burden of carrying more people than it can afford to.
Development has to happen: There are not many faster trains as people would like to avail. They run on detrimental tracks. Indian railway is facing huge loss owing to the same fact that there are more people than it can afford to accommodate. Bullet train could come as a rescue to people who are willing to pay more to ease their travel facilities.Indians used to see bullet trains and often used to talk about it but never imagined that the dream of bullet trains will come true soon.
The UPA government formed a committee in to bring high speed trains in India but didn’t deliver on any promises. There has been an ongoing debate on whether India should go for bullet trains or not.
The basic argument stems from the spate of recent passenger train accidents which resulted in . Bullet Trains– Indian Prespective, Pros and Cons S K Sharma, Retired Addl General Manager, Southern Railway.
The bullet trains are generally classified as high speed trains having speed of kmph (Kilometers per hour). Bullet Trains in India: In September , Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe laid the foundation stone of the ambitious bullet train project – connecting Mumbai with Ahmadabad.
There are arguments for and against adopting bullet trains in India. Does India really need bullet trains? Let’s see. What are the pros and cons of bullet trains in India? I think they are profitable when time is considered.
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Indians used to see bullet trains and often used to talk about it but never imagined that the dream of bullet trains will come true soon.
The UPA government formed a committee in to bring high speed trains in India but didn’t deliver on any promises.