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Train Sets to be the game changer for railways

Train Sets to be the game changer for railways
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The time has come to go in for safer, cleaner and faster trains. The train sets which didn’t take off due to several reasons are now going to be the game changer for Railways, noted general manager of South Central Railway (SCR) PK Srivastava, while speaking at the Railway Electrical Engineers Day in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

The time has come to go in for safer, cleaner and faster trains. The train sets which didn’t take off due to several reasons are now going to be the game changer for Railways, noted general manager of South Central Railway (SCR) PK Srivastava, while speaking at the Railway Electrical Engineers Day in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Srivastava added that the ‘Train Sets’ have Motive (Loco) Power on both sides, for haulage, with five times faster acceleration and deceleration as compared to normal trains. Electric tractions grown by leaps The first electrical train was run from VT to Kurla on February 3, 1925. That journey was a milestone for the Indian Railways.

P K Srivastava at the Railway Electrical Engineers Day celebrations

90 years later and with more than 44 per cent of the route electrified, Railway Electrical Engineers Day is being celebrated in a big way, albeit a little late. SCR general manager PK Srivastava, an electrical engineer himself said on the occasion that big strides in electrical tractions have taken place and 67 per cent of the freight loading is done through electrical traction.

Srivastava also stated that the vision of electrical engineers in the design of electric traction of Mumbai sub-urban section is laudable because it has been serving people for the past 90 years, carrying 40 lakh passengers per day. “This amply proves the worth of electric traction which has grown by leaps and bounds on Indian Railways through the years,” he added.

Earlier JSP Singh, chief electrical engineer, SCR, welcomed the gathering and stated that SCR has taken big strides towards adapting energy conservation methods. “Solar panels have been installed at 100 stations all over the zone. SCR received four prizes in the National Energy Conservation Awards for the year 2013-14 under the Office Buildings Sector, Zonal Railways Sector and Railway Workshops Sector. Papers on Energy Conservation Measures were presented by chief electrical general engineer Rajiv Kumar and Sr divisional electrical engineer Anand Chakkila.

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