Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Bullet Train Foundation Work to Start from Next Month

New Delhi: The Modi government is going to step up further towards realizing the dream of the bullet train in the country. Construction work on the country's first bullet train project that is scheduled to run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will start from next month. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation for this project. This much-awaited project has to be completed by 2023.
According to sources, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is coming to India in September. It is believed that between 12-20 September he will be participating in the Project of Land Pooja and Shilanyas of Bullet Train Project in Ahmedabad. A total of 508 km of this project will be 92 percent (468 km) of elevated, but within 2 percent of the city within Mumbai (13 km) and 6 percent (27 km) will pass through the tunnel under the sea.

The majority of the 508-kilometer long corridor of this project is elite. After Thane Creek, a part of Virar's side will pass through the sea according to the project report of JICA's project funding agency. For the project, 81 percent of the estimated cost of 97636 crores will be available as a loan from Japan.


There will be a total of 12 stations on the 508 km long route
There will be a total of 12 stations on 508 km long route, in which four will be in Maharashtra and eight will be in Gujarat. The official said that soon after the uncertainty over the place of the starting point of India's first bullet train project, the Railways and the Maharashtra government can make it a formal announcement. About 67 acres of land is available in BKC and 10 acres of land is required for the project.

320 km journey in one hour

According to railway minister Suresh Prabhu, the first bullet train will start running in India in 2023. There is a possibility of completing 508 kilometers between Mumbai and Ahmedabad in about two hours. Its normal speed will be 320 kilometers per hour, while the maximum speed will be 350 kilometers per hour.

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