India's own derailment eliminated , High Speed Gravity Powered Rail along High Ways without land acquisition.

The Prime Minister of India office positively responded to a suggestion that India should develop own new High Speed railway technology , which eliminates risks of derailment and capsizing currently causing loss of lives.


Specifically the PMO India commented " Your valuable suggestion is noted and appreciated" and the the case forwarded to the Ministry of Railways .

Vide above ref further PMO agreed to set up Empowered Bd for Delivery of HSR Skybus 250 and directed Department of Industry and Commerce to take further necessary action.

To take further action suggestion  Tweeted to concerned authorities.

An outline for Empowered Board is also suggested. And this got approved too.

Empowered Board for High Speed Train India

Indian industry and IITs along with IT companies can deliver within 5 years India's own Gravity Powered High Speed Train 200kmph to 300kmph , safer tech being derailment-free and fully automated.

Land too not required to be acquired freshly for the project. The same right of way available for existing NH can be used . It will be a subway...not tunnel but cut and cover construction , capable of following same alignment and grade of highway. This is possible because traction is independent of rail wheel adhesion.

Companies like HCC, L&T, AFCONS , GMR, GVK , Mahendras, WIPRO, TCS, etc have needed skills to design and develop .

Precast units centrally manufactured and modular design, lack of challenge of land acquisition makes the project deliverable on time. Existing railway sub modules only used minimising technology development risk.

For high speed cable and flutter issues, tests and trials involved for 100m/sec speeds.

Wheel sets and rail profile for controlled effective conicity is another development area for high speed.

Gravity powered so both electric motors for high speeds and importantly braking issues are eliminated.

India can do !

Andhra Pradesh is constructing a new Capital city Amaravati and it would be appropriate to construct the new age High Speed Train gravity powered and free from derailments and capsizing as well as not requiring fresh land acquisition to connect the new Capital of state with New Delhi .

It is proposed that the Ministry of Railways, State govts of Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and UP contribute to equity and at ratio of 1:3 raise debt from govt bonds floated as tax-free  to fund the project.

The estimated cost of the project on turn key basis is estimated at Rs 180,000 cr out of which 30% will be interest on debt capitalised over 5 years.

Equity of Rs 31500 cr  is distributed among stake holders as under.

25% with Railways, rest 75% with states , proportionate to length of route in their states.

Center will grant the bonds a guarantee for payment comfort, on similar lines as done on the lines of Konkan railway, but modified to the extent of following ITER project model.

The rues and regulations made for ITER will be adopted. The private sector companies will be active partners with positive proactive development passion assured through a contract agreement assuring preferred supplier commitment while price assurance is agreed to, allowing the party to retain IP rights fully.

The specifications are jointly developed with active private technology partners and agreed to by all.

Broadly the tentative specifications could be as under:

1. Axle load : 20t
2. Rails........: 60kg....musch stricter tolerances for rail head.
3. Elastic fastenings , independent vibrating concrete sleeper blocks
4. No constraints of curvature or grade.
5. Train sets double-decker  maximum length 50m .Double stacked Containers too handled at the same speed.
6. Gravity Power Tower details 

Quote from APM 2011 Paris
At any given time one can have only one or two coupled rolling units

between a pair of towers. For example in a railway, that gives us the through put per

direction of a double line route as 22 hrs per day/ (500/average speed) x gross or pay

load per unit of rolling mass. The assumption is that 2 hours a day may be set aside

for any maintenance activity. So at a typical average speed of 30m/sec, over a 360

day year, we carry per a double line route, 2x85 gross million tonnes. And that is

done automatically without human participation. The practical realisation will be a

little less , accounting for efficiency of shunting yards and feeding junction


3.4 If passenger traffic is considered, a double decker system of 50T gross weight,

is assumed to carry a payload of of typical 150 seats, creating at speeds of 180 kmph

a capacity of 2 x 388 million passenger seats for a 20 hr a day and 360 day year. All

automated to handle.

3.5 One may observe that no separate signal and train control system is needed

because the energy control functions assure that safety is taken care of.


All along the High Way to one side of the road , cut and cover method used to drop precast units and post-tension used.

Matters of detailed designs and drawings, of course but well within competence of existing know how.

Energy saving , tremendous impact on carbon foot print:

Quote from WCRR 2016 paper 

Invisible metro and main line stations :

7.1 Passenger experience in metro: All metro travelers use any of the closest access point walking

just about 200m and board the system Once inside the network depending on the point he desires to

reach in the network, his smart device interacts with network gives route design and guides him

guidance where to get down, change train or get off at his destination. The passenger needs to give only

his destination. The charges too automatically deducted from his account by his smart device

interacting with the network. The journey gets tracked with identity defined by the smart device. The

data remains encrypted till required for a court to know. Privacy thus assured. There are no tickets nor

control gates. So the user without any modal split completes his point to point travel in his city.

7.2 Intercity travel at high speeds 250kmph plus.-gravity powered : The same metro network once

advised the final destination of the passenger in the other city, plans his route covering his journey

within city and inter-city, and then within the destination city till one reaches the destination requested.

At the end of journey one gets out at destination within 250 m of his point of interest. Handling each

individual request, consolidation of similar requirement of users, then ordering a high speed unit to be

readied and kept as the users arrive , handled by the network computers. In all this activity hardly

human element is involved. But the user gets individualized attention in real time. Here too charges

collected from user account through the smart device tracking the user journey.

7.3 Advantages: there are no parking lot problems , nor congestion we see today. Practically road

travel is eliminated. With such a network roads will be basically needed for security or emergency use

and a personal car becomes irrelevant. The calculations of the mathematical model show the net work

based on gravity power towers can replace 70% of currently used energy in metro systems but for high

speed long distance travel drops to 30 to 40%.


India will be able to show case new railway technology for 2050 for entire world to adopt: safer, faster, energy saving, land conserving commuter friendly. 


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