Indian railways likely to go for hyperloop and hydrogen fuel-based train-set

Hyperloop technology, lightweight aluminium coach, articulated/tilting bogey and hydrogen fuel-based train-set are slated to be a part of the next Union Budget plan as the national transporter is firming up proposals to make the train journey faster and comfortable for passengers. According to the plan, the railways is exploring possibilities of acquiring hyperloop technology for a demonstrative project to showcase its capabilities in the rail sector. Hyperloop, the new mode of transport, is to build a tube over or underground along the rail track for the super fast travel that involves high cost.

We are examining the various aspects of hyperloop technology in the Indian context for a demonstrative project on a pilot basis, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

With the focus now on the energy efficiency, plans are afoot for induction of lightweight aluminium coaches and hydrogen fuel-based trains.

Currently, our coaches are made of stainless steel and we want to shift to lightweight aluminium coaches for faster and energy saving travel, said the official.


Tags: fuelbased train, Hydrogen fuel, Hyperloop
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