Bhel plans to introduce Maglev trains
Bhel plans to introduce Maglev trains – State-run engineering firm Bhel on Wednesday announced its tie-up with SwissRapide AG to bring Maglev trains (magnetic levitation) to India.
Aimed at expanding its footprint within the urban transportation sector as a part of its diversification initiatives, Bhel has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SwissRapide AG for Maglev Train projects in India, a statement said.
The Maglev Rail system hovers within the air rather than rolling due to maglev.
Thus the vehicles haven’t any physical contact with the guideway. this permits the system to be highly energy efficient with operating speeds of up to 500 km per hour and significantly reduces the entire cost of system ownership.
The MoU was signed by S. V. Srinivasan, GM, and head (transportation business group), Bhel, and Niklaus H. Koenig, president and CEO, SwissRapide AG.
SwissRapide AG may be a Swiss company specializing in the promotion, project management, planning, specification, design, implementation, and commissioning of international Maglev Rail projects and related technologies.
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