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Bullet train between Delhi and Chennai soon?

Last updated on: May 20, 2015 09:46 IST

A high speed bullet train.

Image: A high speed bullet train. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Wikimedia Commons

The railways ministry is considering implementing a high-speed bullet train service between Delhi-Chennai.

Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu told Bloomberg TV the ministry was mulling operating a second bullet train project between Delhi and Chennai, and the Chinese had evinced interest in implementing it.

The Centre last year had announced operating a bullet train service between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

A bullet train.

Image: A high-level team from the Railways had earlier visited Beijing to discuss the possibility of a bullet train. Photograph: Reuters

A high-level team from the Railways had earlier visited Beijing to discuss the possibility of Chinese engagement in conducting a feasibility study for the New Delhi-Chennai 300 kmph train service.

The Hayabusa shinkansen or bullet train departs from Aomori station in Aomori, northern Japan. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

Image: The Hayabusa shinkansen or bullet train departs from Aomori station in Aomori, northern Japan. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

The proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project will function on Japanese technology.

According to media reports, the $32.6 billion estimated New Delhi-Chennai high-speed rail project covering a distance of 1,754 km would become the world’s second largest project, next to the 2,298-km high speed track between Beijing and Guangzhou, which was launched last year.

The images are used for representational purpose only

BS Reporter in Chennai
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