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by Theo_Fidel
27 Mar 2019 21:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443596

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The no locomotive, chair car design is the future. Way more efficient, cheaper and time saving. Leave your luggage behind. Might as well get going. BTW it has been the future since 1970's.... Now if we can move to point to point train operations and get away from these endless strings of names. Mayb...
by Theo_Fidel
12 Mar 2019 21:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Renewable Sources of Energy
Replies: 315
Views: 34307

Re: Renewable Sources of Energy

I hope this transmission line can be move to the national security budget. It is important that this project be developed long term. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/seci-to-meet-solar-developers-over-75-gw-tender-in-leh-ladakh/article26501289.ece Concerns over developing transmission ...
by Theo_Fidel
27 Feb 2019 21:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 216218

Re: India's Power Sector

India needs to get rid of coal gradually. It is expensive, dirty and eats up a lot of capacity of the railways. Rishi, Yup! Yup! & Yup! To which I will add, coal is now yet another material we import in ever increasing amounts only to foul up our air. But you can have a reasoned argument with a...
by Theo_Fidel
26 Feb 2019 21:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1522
Views: 216218

Re: India's Power Sector

We have the technology now to move beyond expensive base power. Its need is declining all the time, even in India. I don't think the point about Met Coal is correct any longer. The world esp. USA is moving to a Electric Arc and DRI(Direct reduced Iron) process. It is coming to India too, even if it ...
by Theo_Fidel
20 Feb 2019 23:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443596

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

WRT stone throwing it will get there. These things used to happen a lot/occasionally still happen in the West too. No need to criminalize the population. Fencing by itself won't solve anything. Ultimately the people need awareness and options. Grade separation in high population areas will be requir...
by Theo_Fidel
18 Feb 2019 22:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 750
Views: 57292

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

Neshant,

I’m not ignoring you but I think it is best we not continue this conversation. Have a great day.
by Theo_Fidel
17 Feb 2019 22:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 750
Views: 57292

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

Sudarshan, Other than few too clever by half bandas no one in responsibilty has a concensus saying those things about mirrors in space and iron in yhe ocean. In fact if you tried the iron in the ocean or SO2 stuff I bet even greenpeace, no angels, would clout you over the head to quit it. But we def...
by Theo_Fidel
17 Feb 2019 22:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443596

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Yup! VSundar agree. In cab signalling is a must at anything over 80 kmph. Fencing and access controlls are their but tough to enforce without getting into a pointless confrontation with the local folks. For some section grade seperation maybe required for semi speed up. Thats how the chinese did. Tr...
by Theo_Fidel
11 Feb 2019 23:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 750
Views: 57292

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

What's wrong is this whole notion that we know the "ideal" temperature at which to maintain this planet, and that we need to implement some kind of global thermostat (at any cost - monetary or otherwise) to achieve and keep that "ideal" constant temperature. There is an ideal te...
by Theo_Fidel
30 Jan 2019 22:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443596

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I think as India becomes an educated society they should do away with giving names to trains and instead use codes. Meanwhile, the difference between privatization of railways in UK and Japan. https://www.ft.com/content/9f7f044e-1f16-11e9-b2f7-97e4dbd3580d I agree. To add to the code should be depa...
by Theo_Fidel
21 Jan 2019 22:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3265
Views: 443596

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The train 18 looks like a nice initiative. But it is still just the basic first step. Need to keep R/D investment cycles going and not have it collapse like Skybus. I suspect you need about 3-4 iterations before a world quality trainset becomes available. It looks like the cost is Rs 100 Crore pre 1...
by Theo_Fidel
18 Jan 2019 22:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1017
Views: 83469

Re: Solar energy in India

Hah! This is what BRF has been saying for donkeys years. Though this is a bit aggressive. I think 2035 is more realistic. 350 GW to 40 % was BRF number. 500 GW and about 60% of our electricity should come from solar/wind/hydro, maybe higher if we take energy efficiency more seriously. What happens t...

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