India is destined to become a hub of automobiles, manufacturing, and spare parts. We are fast moving towards an ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ and all-around efforts are being made in this direction. We are committed to fulfilling Prime Minister Modi’s dream of ensuring that India becomes a hub of auto manufacturing. Expanding the automobiles and manufacturing industries will help generate employment.
PIB Delhi: Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Prakash Javadekar inaugurated NATRAX- the High-Speed Track(HST) in Indore today. It is the longest such track in Asia. NATRAX, developed in an area of 1000 acres of land, is a one-stop solution for all sorts of high-speed performance tests for the widest categories of vehicles from 2 wheelers to heavy tractor-trailers.
Many projects in the railways, highways etc. which were languishing for years are today getting completed because of the strong political will. NATRAX- the high speed track completed and inaugurated today is another example that shows how Modi govt. works. pic.twitter.com/MsHNxG8mB4
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) June 29, 2021
Projects in railways, highways and waterways which were languishing for years are today getting completed because of the strong political will, said the minister while addressing the e-inauguration. Whereas Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Mr. Arjun Ram Meghwal, said, the government is promoting the manufacturing and automobile industry as it will help to empower the nation at a larger scale.
Multiple test capabilities like measurements of maximum speed, acceleration, constant speed fuel consumption, emission tests through real road driving simulation, high-speed handling and stability evaluation during manoeuvred such as lane change, high-speed durability testing, etc are believed to be a part of the NATRAX centre. It is also the centre of excellence for Vehicle Dynamics.
Use of High-Speed Track
High-end cars like BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Tesla and so forth, which cannot be measured on any of the Indian test tracks can now be tested on the High-speed Track. Being centrally located in Madhya Pradesh, it is accessible to most of the major OEMs. Foreign OEMs will be looking at NATRAX HST for the development of prototype cars for Indian conditions. At present, foreign OEMs go to their respective high-speed track abroad for high-speed test requirements.
It is a one-stop solution for all sorts of high-speed performance tests, being one of the largest in the world. It can cater to the widest category of vehicles; say from two-wheelers to the heaviest tractor-trailers. The vehicle can achieve a max speed of 375 Kmph on curves with steering control and it has less banking on ovals making it also one of the safest test tracks globally.
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