The push-pull technology has a number of benefits, including improved train safety, shorter travel times, a more relaxed (jerk-free) ride for passengers, and lower costs.
Indian Railways readies 12 Rajdhani Express rakes as push-pull locomotive-hauled trains! According to various news sources, this would cut passenger travel time on major routes including Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata by 60 to 90 minutes. The speed of Rajdhani Express trains is increased by adding a push-pull engine, and the train arrives at its destination station easily. The push-pull technology has a number of benefits, including increased train safety, reduced travel time, a more relaxed (jerk-free) ride for passengers, and lower costs. In the coming days, the Rajdhani Express train will complete its entire journey at a speed of 160 km per hour.
Rajdhani Express became the first Indian Railways train to run on the push-pull technology from Mumbai to New Delhi earlier this year, in January. The Rajdhani Express, number 22221/22222, made its inaugural run on January 19, 2019. The train runs under the Central Railway zone. One First AC, three AC 2 Tier, eight AC 3 Tier, and one pantry car make up this bi-weekly train. On every Wednesday and Saturday, the train departs from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station, Mumbai at 2.50 PM and reaches Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station, Delhi at 10.20 AM next day. En route, the Rajdhani Express halts at Jalgaon, Nasik Road, Kalyan, Bhopal, Jhansi and Agra Cantt railway stations.
The Central Railway zone had earlier said that within less than a month of the train’s launch, it got such a huge response from passengers that two additional coaches (AC 2 Tier as well as AC 3 Tier class) were added. The Rajdhani Express greatly benefited residents of Maharashtra’s Central Suburbs beyond Kalyan and Thane, as it provided passengers with the option of travelling by train with boarding at Kalyan railway station. It is India’s first train to use Push-Pull technology, facilitating Indian Railways’ “Mission Raftar.”