By Accommodation Times Bureau
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu recently announced that India’s first bullet train project will be completed in next six years and India will get it’s first bullet train; which will run between Mumbai and Ahmedabad ; by 2022-2023. The foundation stone of the project will be laid next month, he further informed.
“The foundation stone of the project will be laid next month during the official visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to India. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be present during the “Bhoomi Poojan”, said Suresh Prabhu.
The speed of the bullet train could exceed upto 320 km per hour that will match the speed of the leading high-speed train systems across the world.
The stretch between Ahmedabad to Mumbai is 508-km, and the plans are to elevate it entirely, that will save railways’ scuffles & tussles of legal and environmental delays, owing to land acquisition.
The technology to be used for bullet trains will improve the services of normal trains and will also integrate signaling system.
Earlier a Railway Board document had stated that the Board is planning to start two bullet train services on Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor which will have different stoppage schedules. One train from BKC will have only three stoppages, namely, Surat, Vadodara and Ahmedabad), while second train from BKC with 10 stops, namely, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad.
The officers stated estimated time for the train with three halts is two hours and seven minutes to reach the final destination Sabarmati, near Ahmedabad. While, the train with 10 stoppages is expected to touch Sabarmati in two hours 58 minutes.