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Swiss-Style tilting trains soon to hit tracks in India

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New Delhi: India will collaborate with Switzerland for developing trains which will tilt on approaching a bend, just like a motorbike on a winding road.

A memorandum of understanding was signed on Thursday between the two countries in this regard.

Such trains are now operational in 11 countries — Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, Russia, the Czech Republic, the UK, Switzerland, China, Germany and Romania.

“While it makes seated passengers feel squashed by the armrest, standing passengers tend to lose their balance. The designs of the tilting trains counteract this,” as per sources.

During a curve to the left, the train tilts to the left and vice versa.

The railway ministry signed two MoUs with the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport and Communications of the Swiss Confederation for technical cooperation in rail sector in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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