Sharat Chandrayan, chief public relations officer, WR, said, "A delegation from the Japanese government that visited India last week is satisfied as far as the commercial viability of the project is concerned. Another team will soon visit the country to study the technical aspects of the project."
A high-speed train runs above 250 km/hour, for which separate infrastructure , including the tracks, is required. For this, land acquisition is necessary. "These semi-high speed trains will run on existing tracks, so land need not be acquired . No major changes need to be made in the existing track design. The loop design (at points and crossings ), however, will have to be modified to ensure that the train is able to change the track at a speed of 100 kmph or above. As of now, trains are not allowed to go beyond 30 kmph while changing tracks," he said.
Conventional engine and coaches will not be used for this corridor. Chandrayan said, "State-of-the-art rakes will be used on this corridor that will have Electric Multiple Unit (EMU)-type distributed power system that assists faster acceleration and deceleration."
Unlike conventional long distance trains, an EMU requires no separate locomotives as electric traction motors are installed in one of the carriages. The signalling system will also be different for the semi-high speed train