'Gati Shakti' : India's first semi-high speed freight train

'Gati Shakti' : India's first semi-high speed freight train

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Category : National Published on: May 31 2022

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  • Recently, Indian Railways has announced the launch of India's first semi-high speed freight train 'Gati Shakti'.
  • To increase its share in freight transportation from the present 27 per cent to 45 per cent by 2030, Indian Railways plans to roll out semi high-speed freight trains by 2022 end.
  • Named 'Gati Shakti,' the semi high-speed freight train can clock 160 km per hour, and presently plans are to make 25 such trains at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai.
  • The present freight trains run with a top speed of just 75 kmph.
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