Everything you wanted to know bullet train in India
On 14th Sep Indian Prime Minister along with his Japaneses counterpart, Shinzō Abe, laid the foundation stone of bullet train in India, this will be India’s first high-speed rail line.
The project is estimated to cost ₹1.1 lakh crore (US$17 billion) which is mostly funded by the Japan government is dream project of current prime minister of India.
- The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor will connect connecting the cities of Ahmedabad, Gujarat and India’s economic hub Mumbai, Maharashtra.
- The high speed rail project is scheduled to be completed by 2022
- The train is expected to have passenger capacity between 1,300 and 1,600 passengers and will have around 10-16 coaches.
- High speed train is expected to travel at the speed of 320 kilometres per hour , taking only 2 hours to complete the 508 kilometres journey between Mumbai-Ahmedabad
- 35 daily services will be operated on the line, with 3 services per hour during peak hours and 2 services per hour during off-peak hours.
- The train will pass through one of the longest tunnel (21 km) of which 7km will be under sea.