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Mumbai-Ahmedabad route to get India's first bullet train

Last updated on: July 08, 2014 14:15 IST

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The Minister of Railways D V Sadananda Gowda has said that Indian Railways is on its way to fulfil the long cherished dream to run a Bullet Train.

Presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in Parliament on Tuesday, he said, the Railways proposes bullet trains by starting off with an already identified Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector, where a number of studies have been done.

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The minister said, under the leadership of Narendra Modi, the Railways is embarking on an ambitious plan to have a Diamond Quadrilateral Network of High Speed Rail, connecting major metros and growth centers of the country.

A provision of Rs 100 crore (Rs 1 billion) has been made in the Budget for high Speed project to RVNL/HSRC (High Speed Rail Corridor) for taking further steps.

He said, while bullet trains would require completely new infrastructure, higher speed for existing trains will be achieved by upgrading the present network.

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The Minister said, hence, an effort will be made to increase the speed of trains to 160-200 kilometre per hour in select sectors so as to significantly reduce travel time between major cities.

The identified sectors are:

  • Delhi-Agra
  • Delhi-Chandigarh
  • Delhi-Kanpur
  • Nagpur-Bilaspur
  • Mysore-Bengaluru-Chennai
  • Mumbai-Goa
  • Mumbai-Ahmedabad
  • Chennai-Hyderabad and
  • Nagpur-Secunderabad.

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