Wheelless trains for Delhi Metro planned

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  1. JAISWAL

    JAISWAL Senior Member Senior Member

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    Wheelless trains for Delhi Metro planned - The Times of India
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    NEW DELHI: The government is planning to introduce magnetic levitation wheel-less trains on the Delhi Metro, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
    Minister of state for urban development Saugata Roy, in a written reply, said: "The Delhi Metro proposes to introduce the wheel-less trains. The introduction of Maglev technology of Metro connectivity by DMRC is only at a conceptual stage for the present." The Maglev technology uses magnetic levitation to suspend, guide and propel mass rapid systems.
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    In a rudderless city, wheelless is a good idea!
     
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    I think electricity consumption will be enormous just to maintain the magnetic field all the time. Is there really a cost benefit here?
     
  5. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Nuclear reactors anyone ?
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    I agree. Metros have frequent stops and for such trains MAGLEV is a waste. Works reasonably well for long distance hauls with less sharp curves.
     
  7. anoop_mig25

    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    our minster like to show us dream or they are day-dreaming. Maglev is high cost technology
     
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    indian_sukhoi Regular Member

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    You dont need fast trains for metro,.....Better to lookf for someting cheaper
     
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    sukhish Senior Member Senior Member

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    are there any plans for high speed trains ? I see china has a lot of these
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    what do you mean by rudderless ?
     
  12. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    hope they can somehow keep those magnates safe from thefts, BTW in Delhi i experience power cut, therefore it is waste of resources to unnecessary match up to China. Regular metro will do the trick for good.
     
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    We need 8 coaches first, there's not even breathing space on the six coach Dwarka-Noida line at peak hours!!
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    metro already runs on electricity.
     
  15. Soorya Dhanush

    Soorya Dhanush Regular Member

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    Our babus are driving it that's why it is rudderless.... :rofl:
     
  16. KS

    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    Delhi is fine yaar.

    At this cost you can introduce metros in some other two-tier cities
     
  17. Falcon

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    In a country where any decision takes years to get finalized, this one has come really fast. And I think the reason it came so fast is because of the huge market value in that region. It is very important to introduce high end technology at some places so that we get the taste of it. Those who have poverty in their mind after reading this news, we are investing billions on defense and arms. What about that.

    Always remember that if you are not at par with the latest technology, you will slowly fall behind. Whether it be defense, infrastructure, health or agriculture...we do need the latest to be introduced in all the fields.
     

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