Asia’s longest high speed track and 5 th largest in the world inaugurated
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Minister of Heave Industries and Public Enterprises Prakash Javedkar on 29 June 2021, inaugurated Asia’s longest high speed test track located in Pithampur, Indore.
The National Automotive Test Tracks ( NATRAX ) facility measures 11.3 km in length.
The track is longest in Asia and 5th largest in world.
It is located near the vibrant industrial township of Pithampur (District Dhar), which is 50 km from the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh i.e. Indore, situated on NH-3 By-Pass Road (Indore– Mumbai).
The center has been developed in approx 3,000 acres of land.
The longest speed track by NATRAX has a total of 10 tracks, designed keeping in mind to test vehicles in every possible terrain condition.
It is The 300m Steering pad is connected by a long vehicle dynamics test area of 1500 m length.
NATRAX offers 14 different types of testing tracks that include braking track, fatigue track, comfort track, handling track, gradient track, sustainability track, among others.
This track has mu range from 0.15 to 0.9 with various surfaces like Basalt, Ceramic, High friction asphalt, Polish concrete. ABS tests, high-speed brake test, tire performance evaluation, etc.
The vehicles 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.