INDIA ADOPTS RAIL TRANSIT TO BEAT CITY CONGESTION

THE SUBCONTINENT OF INDIA IS THE MOST RECENT LARGE COUNTRY TO INVESTIGATE RAIL TRANSIT AS A MEANS OF COMBATTING TRAFFIC CONGESTION. FEASIBILITY STUDIES ARE IN PROGRESS IN DELHI, BOMBAY, AND MADRAS, WHILE CALCUTTA HAS BEGUN WORK ON A 16.5-KM SUBWAY. WORK IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION IN 1980. THE ESTIMATED COST IS 1.402 BILLION RUPEES. SYSTEM DESIGN, COMPLETED IN 1972, WAS CONDUCTED WITH ASSISTANCE FROM CONSULTANTS FROM THE SOVIET UNION, WHICH WILL ALSO PROVIDE SOME OF THE CARS AND A LARGE SHARE OF THE EQUIPMENT FOR THE REMAINING ONES. DETAILS OF DESIGN, TUNNELING, PLATFORM DEPTH AND SIZE, TRACKAGE, PROPULSION, AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS ARE NOTED BRIEFLY. THE SYSTEM WILL INCORPORATE CAB SIGNALLING, CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS, ATC, AND ATO. A MORE ABBREVIATED SKETCH IS GIVEN OF THE PROPOSED BOMBAY SYSTEM.

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    • VOL 13 NO 4 PP 34-5, 78, 80
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Accession Number: 00242530
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1973 12:00AM