High-speed travel between Ahmedabad & Mum by 2022

PTI
Thursday, 14 September 2017

Ahmedabad: India’s first bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will run at a maximum speed of 350 km per hour, covering the 508-km stretch in under three hours.

The ambitious project, which was on Thursday launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, would cost around Rs 1.10 lakh crore. Japan is giving a loan of Rs 88,000 crore for the project at a minimal interest of 0.1 per cent.

Ahmedabad: India’s first bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will run at a maximum speed of 350 km per hour, covering the 508-km stretch in under three hours.

The ambitious project, which was on Thursday launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, would cost around Rs 1.10 lakh crore. Japan is giving a loan of Rs 88,000 crore for the project at a minimal interest of 0.1 per cent.

The government wants to start the services of the proposed Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed Rail Network, commonly known as the bullet train on August 15, 2022 to mark India’s 75th year of Independence. The bullet train would run at an average speed of 320 km per hour and at a maximum speed of 350 km per hour.

It will stop at 12 railway stations on the route but only for 165 seconds each. A 21-km-long tunnel will be dug between Boisar and BKC in Mumbai, of which seven km will be under water.

The railways will only require around 825 hectares of land for the project as 92 per cent of the route will be elevated, six per cent would go through tunnels and only the remaining two per cent would be on the ground.

The railways would run about around 35 bullet trains when it starts operation with about 70 trips per day. The number of trains would be increased to 105 in 2050. 

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