Railway ministry is working with Apple, other tech companies. Here’s why

Indian Railways wants to achieve train speeds at 600 km/hr for which it is working with tech companies such as Apple.

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said the government is working with global technology firms and think-tank NITI Aayog has approved the Rs 18,000 crore proposal to increase speeds of the Gatiman Express on the two busiest corridors, Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata.

"You can yourself imagine how much travelling time this will save,” he said.

Sharing plans for the future, Prabhu said the government had six-eight months ago called major technology developers working on increasing train speeds to more than 600 km per hour.

"We are already working with companies like Apple... technology will not only be imported in India but will be co- developed in India," Prabhu said.

Safety was also an important concern and Indian railways was planning to use self-propelled coaches that can detect rail fractures through ultrasonic technology, the minister added.



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