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Railways to import high-speed accident relief trains

New Delhi, Feb 22: Aiming to put rescue and restoration work during accidents on fast track, Railways is procuring high-speed self-propelled accident relief trains (SPART) and hydraulic cranes with telescopic boom from Europe.Currently, Railways have

PTI [ Updated: February 22, 2013 13:01 IST ]
railways to import high speed accident relief trains
railways to import high speed accident relief trains

New Delhi, Feb 22: Aiming to put rescue and restoration work during accidents on fast track, Railways is procuring high-speed self-propelled accident relief trains (SPART) and hydraulic cranes with telescopic boom from Europe.




Currently, Railways have 27 self-propelled accident relief trains that run at a speed of 110-km per hour.

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will announce the procurement proposal of 160 km per hour high-speed relief train in his maiden Rail Budget 2013-14 on February 26.

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