Monday, December 28, 2009

India, China - let the debate end

China unveils its fastest train that touches a mind ripping 350 kmph on an average with a top speed of 400 kmph. And guess what speed Indias fastest train, Duronto, can do? An "action replaying" 110 kmph max (give or take a few) and that speed is achieved not by speeding up the train per se, but by removing a few stops from the erstwhile fast train.


That should set any doubts on whether there is yet any India China race. If there is, then China has lapped India a few times. I am sure the comparison will bear the same result with most infrastructure measurements...

When can we get around to building a railway line this in India? 20 years is probably an optimistic timeframe...

3 comments:

Rangachari Anand said...

Chinese railway infrastructure is generations ahead of India's. I was looking at this interesting travelogue of North Korea and China:

http://vienna-pyongyang.blogspot.com/

Check out some of the photos of the Beijing railway station in this posting:

http://vienna-pyongyang.blogspot.com/2009/09/beijing-tianjin-and-back-home-to.html

Kavi said...

20 years. You've got to be kidding me. Its swell optimistic 1

ecophilo said...

Kavi, I meant, from the time we start :) Not from the time when we decide to do it :)

Anand, Thanks for the link...