Indore gets gift of Asias longest high speed track for automobiles

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that today Indore has got the gift of Asia’s longest High Speed ​​Track (HST). For this, he has expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri Prakash Javadekar and the Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that this project will contribute in realizing the dream of making the country an auto hub under Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Atma-Nirbhar Bharat. Along with this, it will also provide employment opportunities in the state. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that NATRAX has been developed in an area of ​​1000 acres of land. Here high speed testing of all major categories of vehicles ranging from 2 wheelers to heavy tractor trailers will be conducted, which will be a major centre for all types of high speed testing for vehicles.

Speaking at the e-inauguration of the world class 11.3 km High Speed Track, Shri Javadekar stated that India is destined to become a hub of automobiles, manufacturing, and spare parts. The Minister said, we are fast moving towards an ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ and all round efforts are being made in this direction. He said, his ministry is committed to fulfil Prime Minister’s dream of ensuring that India becomes a hub of auto manufacturing. He said, expanding automobiles and manufacturing industries will help generate the employment.

The Minister further said that projects in railways, highways and waterways which were languishing for years are today getting completed because of the strong political will.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri. Arjun Ram Meghwal, said, the government is promoting manufacturing and automobile industry as it will help empowering the nation at a larger scale.

The NATRAX centre has 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. and is a Centre of excellence for Vehicle Dynamics.

HST is used for measuring the maximum speed capability of high-end cars like BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Tesla and so forth which cannot be measured on any of the Indian test tracks.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 one stop solution for all sorts of high speed performance tests, being one of the largest in the world. It can cater to widest category of vehicles; say from two wheelers to the heaviest tractor trailers.Vehicle can achieve 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 track globally.