10 Bullet Points About India’s First Bullet Train

Narendra Modi with Shinzo Abe laid the foundation stone on 14 September 2017 and expected to complete by 15 August 2022. Mumbai to Ahmedabad High Speed Rail route will mostly be elevated but two percent will be underground and undersea,  that will be India’s longest tunnel between Boisar and BKC in Mumbai. Image – IndiaToday

  •  Ahmedabad Mumbai Bullet Train will be India’s first high speed rail with maximum speed of 350 kilometres per hour.
  •  Bullet Train project of India is estimated to cost 1.1 lakh crore INR and borne by Indian Railways,governments of Maharashtra as well as by governments of Gujarat.
  • The Rapid Train will complete the journey of 508 kilometres in 2 hours 7 minutes and high speed Rail will take 2.58 hours to reach the final destination in Ahmedabad.
  • Bullet Train corridor will have elevated, underground tunnel and undersea traverse, 21 kilometres underground out of these 7 kilometers will be undersea before emerging above ground at Thane.
  • Trains are proposed to have 10 and 16 coaches with passenger capacity 1300 and have business and standard class seating configuration with modern and luxurious like features.
  • Indian Railways and National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited will serve the services but signaling and power equipment will be imported from Japan.
  • Bullet Train fares are said to be 1.5 times more than of a First Class AC in Mumbai Ahmedabad Duronto Express ticket, The fares could be in the range of Rs 3000 – Rs 5,000.
  • The railways require around 825 hectares of land, route will be mostly elevated but remaining will go through tunnels between Boisar and BKC in Mumbai.
  • Bullet Train line will have 12 Stations Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand and Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Station will serve as the high speed rail terminal in Ahmedabad.
  • High speed rail corridor may extended to Pune and Nashik and also proposed connect the link to Navi Mumbai as well extending the corridor up to Bangalore.

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