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India has one of the largest rail networks in the world. As of 2011, India does not have any high-speed rail lines capable of supporting speeds of 200 km/h (124 mph) or more, and none is under construction or subject to definite plans, only of longer-term proposals. Fast express trains such as the Shatabdi and Duronto are often referred to as "high-speed" trains by government officials and Indian media, and trains with speed of 250 to 350 km/h (155 to 217 mph) are often referred to as "bullet-trains". However, periodically interest is expressed by the Government and media in introducing high-speed rail in India.
effort to increase speed to 160-200 km/h
Indian Railways' current effort to provide fast non-stop train services under the brand of Duronto continues in the decade of 2010-19. In addition, they aim at raising the speed of passenger trains to 200-250 km/h on dedicated conventional tracks. Train journey between Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Calcutta will become an overnight service compared with the present 15-16 hours. Approach to high-speed Indian Railways' approach to high-speed is incremental improvement on existing conventional lines for up to 200 km/h, with a forward vision of speed above 250 km/h on new tracks with state-of-the-art technology, such as Shinkansen/TGV/etc. While they do not define high-speed, Indian Railways' approach matches the highspeed definitions of the Trans-European high-speed rail network, for upgraded lines and new lines built for high-speed. Dedicate tracks to passenger trains Dedicate tracks on existing trunk lines to passenger trains, by building separate corridors for freight trains, and build separate tracks for busy suburban traffic in Mumbai and other cities where traffic is equally busy. Without slower freight and suburban traffic, fast-express trains can run at the speed limit of rolling stock, the track or railroad switch, whichever is lowest among those that apply.
which can support 200 km/h. Upgrade locomotives and coaches Improve coaches. and build the tracks to a close tolerance geometry fit for 160-200 km/h. Perform more frequent inspection to ensure high confidence of safety at high-speed. Equip coaches with electropneumatic brake systems to enhance safe operations at 160-200 km/h. and fire-retardant materials. . with stainless steel bodies and crash-worthy designs. incorporating passenger and crew protection.Dedicated Freight Corridors  Upgrade tracks for 160-200 km/h Upgrade the dedicated passenger tracks with heavier rails. manufacture and deploy railroad switches. Design. with thick web construction and movable crossings that permit 50 km/h to alleviate this bottleneck to speed. High-speed tracks to be maintained and inspected using automation to ensure required track geometry.
Jamnagar and other from Rajkot to Veravalvia Junagadh Train Stops Average Speed Expected Further Extension Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar TBD 250 km/h TBD Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad TBD 300 km/h TBD Hyderabad-Dornakal-Vijayawada-Chennai TBD 300 km/h Visakhapatnam . tourist and pilgrimage hubs. Proposal to introduce 250-350 km/h trains in India The Indian Ministry of Railways' white-paper Vision 2020 submitted to Indian Parliament by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on December 18 2009 envisages the implementation of regional high-speed rail projects to provide services at 250-350 km/h. Not everyone in India is equally keen on introducing high-speed rail as the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or the former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad with some leaders expressing apprehension that regional biases might creep in in the absence of a comprehensive national policy vis-a-vis high speed railways. In January 2009. Hyderabad-Dornakal-VijayawadaChennai. Delhi-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi-Patna. "The day is not far off when the bullet train will run in the country" Prasad had said after getting a first-hand feel of the superfast trains travelling from Tokyo to Kyoto at a speed of about 300 km/h. We will like to see this technology being used in India”. "Since its inception (in Japan). These high-speed rail corridors will be built as elevated corridors in keeping with the pattern of habitation and the constraint of land. namely Ahmedabad . Six corridors have already been identified for technical studies on setting up of high-speed rail corridors: Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar. the then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad expressed keen interest in introducingbullet-trains in India.Dwarka. said Hatoyama. Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama offered bullet-train technology to India. Japan assured cooperation with India in creating a high speed link between New Delhi and Mumbai. Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad. there has been no accidents. Howrah-Haldia. via Rajkot. On a visit to India in December 2009. The proposal is under discussion. Two new routes were later proposed by Indian Railways. During Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Tokyo in December 2006. according to official sources. and planning for corridors connecting commercial.Develop locomotives with output of 9000 to 12000 hp for hauling of 24-26 coach long passenger trains to 160200 km/h.Chennai-Bangalore-Coimbatore-Kochi.
passengers will have to be charged Rs 5 per km (US$ 0.Dwarka TBD 350 km/h TBD Rajkot . According to news media. will cost Rs 370 billion (US$ 8. Mysore Howrah-Haldia TBD 350 km/h TBD Ahmedabad . In 2010.11/km). would be Rs 439 million per km (US$ 9. a distance of 450 km. that 1987-estimated cost. the costs for constructing such rail lines in India are estimated to be Rs 7001000 million per km (US$ 15-22 million/km). inflated at 10% a year.Veraval Estimated cost TBD 350 km/h TBD In a feasibility study published in 1987.04 billion) to build and to make a profit.Rajkot . At US$ 15-22 million per km.Jamnagar . will cost about Rs 2000 (US$ 43. cost estimates are in line with US$ 18 million per km of the recently completed Wu-Guang HSR line in China.Delhi-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi-Patna TBD 350 km/h TBD Chennai-Bangalore-CoimbatoreErnakulam TBD 300 km/h Mumbai (via Hubli).Junagadh . for a line dedicated to 250-300 km/h trains. Therefore the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route of 500 km.48).5 million/km). Delhi to Amritsar one-way.RITES is currently performing a feasibility study. Likely initial lines . RDSO and JICA estimated the construction cost to be Rs 49 million per km.
in the period 2005-09 Indian Railways took on construction of 42 completely new conventional lines. Amritsar-New Delhi line has 22 daily services.14-3. a total of 4060 km at a cost of Rs 167 billion (US$ 3.07-0. On the 2 Indian lines travelling cost Rs 1.025-0. 177 km in tunnels. The current conventional lines between Amritsar-New Delhi. Ahmedabad-Mumbai line runs near the coast therefore have more bridges. with fares range from Rs 552-1434 (US$ 12-31).Potential High Speed Rail lines  In India. This is an excellent way to isolate high-speed train tracks.33-5.89 million/km). which are flat. Ahmedabad-Mumbai has 32 daily services with fares from Rs 514-1475 (US$ 11-32). therefore have no tunnel. are envisaged to run on elevated corridors.12 per km (Rs 3. trains in the future with speed of 250-350 km/h.63 billion). and Ahmedabad-Mumbai runs through suburban and rural areas. 468 km on bridges. To put the construction in perspective.069/km). or Rs 41 million per km (US$ 0. Project execution The National High Speed Rail Authority is being set up. and 323 km on embankments. to prevent trespassing by animals and people. or US$ 0. and parts of it are in backwaters or forest.46/km). Wu-Guang’s 2-tracks line is laid. there are currently 49 train services on the 968 km Wuhan-Guangzhou HSR line in China. Potential ridership As of July 2010. with fares from US$ 70-115 (Rs 3220-5290). The 336 km THSR tracks are 91% on bridges. flyover. The TGV tracks are completely fenced in and has no road crossing them at the same level. or tunnels. The 1987 RDSO/JICA feasibility study found the Mumbai-Ahmedabad line as most promising.19 per km (US$ 0. A public-private- .
to implement a high speed rail network. which is estimated to cost Rs 77. compared with Rs 6 crore/km of normal rail tracks.<ref3>. The 630-km network will connect Thiruvananthapuram with Mangalore. Kerala State High Speed Rail Project: The Kerala state government has formed a new public limited company . Steps have also been initiated for the release of a notification for the acquisition of land needed to implement the project. and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has been assigned with a pre-feasibility study. References 1. On 21 March 2011. 2009 ^ a b Dedicated Freight Corridors & High Speed Rails. the British firm Mott MacDonald was asked to conduct a pre-feasibility study on the 993km long Delhi-Agra-LucknowVaranasi-Patna route and report back in 7 months. T Balakrishnan. The Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) has been appointed the nodal agency to develop the project. Executive Director (Budget) Ministry of Railways.partnership mode of investment and execution is envisaged for such expensive 250-350 km/h high-speed rail project.</ref> The company will undertake detailed feasibility report for the project and identify suitable rail technology to implement the high speed corridor. Alkesh Kumar Sharma. The width of the land required to be acquired for the rail corridor is 13 metres. Further technical studies and economic evaluation are currently being planned.<ref2> The proposed high speed corridor will have two parallel tracks in the standard gauge system as in the Delhi Metro Rail. and T P Thomas Kutty. The high speed corridor will have an alignment independent of the existing alignment of the Indian Railways. Managing Director KSIDC.8 crore for the report. KSIDC.Government of India Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) December. Additional Chief Secretary (Industry and Commerce).6m/km). ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Indian Railways 2020 Vision . India .000 crore. are the first directors of the new company.Kerala High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd . Feasibility Studies The feasibility study of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai-Pune corridor is complete. India's Ultra Low Carbon Mega Rail Projects - Anjali Goyal. The high speed corridor will use a greenfield route to keep the rehabilitation task to the minimum. 2. It will cost the Railways Rs 8. Executive Director. The cost of building high speed rail tracks is about Rs 70 crore per km (U$15. The project will be implemented as a joint venture between the state government and a private partner which will be selected at a later stage.<ref1>/ref> The new company was formed on the basis of a pre-feasibility report submitted by DMRC.
9. ^ ACHIEVING HIGHER SPEED ON INDIAN RAILWAYS – ROLE OF CIVIL ENGINEERS - S.Central Chronicle ^ BBC NEWS | South Asia | India seeks nuclear help in Japan ^ Bullet trains to run in India : Lalu . High-speed trains could be the Indian Railways’ answer to low-cost airlines . "We are in the process of appointing global consultants for introducing bullet train on certain routes. The bullet trains are well managed in Japan. Government of India Ministry of Railways Railways will soon run bullet train: Lalu New Delhi Fresh from a ride on Japan's famed bullet train.: IMPACT AND CHALLENGES BEFORE CIVIL ENGINEERS . 11. 7.in | Japanese PM spurs bullet train dreams in India ^ Two new bullet trains ^ a b INTRODUCTION OF HIGH SPEED CORRIDORS ON I." he said. Asked about his bullet train experience. 10.S. During his visit to Japan last week. 4. 12. Forbes India ^  ^ White Paper on Indian Railways .Parmod Kumar. 13.in ^ TopNews. EDCE(G)/Railway Board ^ Bullet train: Rlys studying feasibility report . "The day is not far off when the bullet train will run in the country. CE/Metro Railway ^ India getting ready for bullet trains .December 2009.Narayanan." .Nov 5. 5.Feb 22.R. Railway Minister Lalu Prasad on Monday said his ministry was in the process of appointing global consultants for introducing the high-speed trains on certain routes.3. 6. Delhi-Chandigarh and Delhi-Patna". he said "we are examining the possibilities of running it on some routes including Mumbai-Ahemdabad. THE TIMES OF INDIA ^ Runaway Train. 2010. Prasad had got a first hand experience of the fast trains travelling from Tokyo to Kyoto at a speed of about 300 km per hour.news.oneindia. he said "It was very good. 8." Prasad told reporters. 2009. About the possible routes for running such trains.
In 2006. said a senior Railway Ministry official. Under finalisation by Mott MacDonald (UK) d) Haldia – Howrah. e) Hyderabad – Dornakal – Vijayawada – Chennai. financial and operational viability of the project. Completed by Ineco along with Prointec and Ayesa (Spanish consortium).Mumbai. c) Delhi – Agra-Luknow-Varanasi-Patna. the Railways have invited global tenders for conducting pre-feasibility study of high-speed train corridor on the Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar route. High-speed rail link connecting Bangalore to the Bengaluru International Airport cleared Bids were to be submitted by August but they were not. This is our "HIGH SPEED RAIL IN INDIA" monthly update. If you are a frequent visitor you already know that feasibility studies for six high speed corridors will be developed. It hit speed breakers over the legal framework the project was to be implemented under. The study will focus on technicalities. These rail corridors are the following:(Updated July 30th 2011) a) Pune.Coimbatore .Ernakulam We have got three of stories to share with you.Ahmedabad. Completed by Systra. we hope you like it: 1. Hyderabad-Dornakal-Vijaywada-Chennai. HIGH SPEED RAIL IN INDIA.Meanwhile. where the Act is not applicable. Italferr and RITES. but with the new airport located outside the jurisdiction of the city corporation or the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike. Chennai-BangaloreCoimbatore-Ernakulum and Howrah-Haldia. the government has been forced to stall the project indefinitely while it pursues a legal resolution. The routes are Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad. .Chandigarh – Amritsar. Update 2 b) Delhi. Tender closed June 15th f) Chennai -Bangalore . Besides the Delhi-Amritsar route. the Karnataka government proposed to implement the project under the Mysore Tramway Act 1905. February 2011 update Hello. the Railways have decided to conduct pre-feasibility studies for four more highspeed passenger routes.
and after completing formalities. but also agreed to take up project on a 50:50 basis. Indian Railways mulls French names for high speed train service . However. “We have reached an agreement with the Central government to make amendments in the Metro Railways (Construction of Works) Act. the proposal seems to have been dumped. thus. “This cost may increase up to Rs 85. which is likely during the upcoming Budget session. and the state government is keeping its fingers crossed. Full stop to Mumbai-Nagpur high speed train The cabinet had approved the proposal and a feasibility study was conducted by German consulting major Vossing. Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project cost escalates Sources said the Centre is likely to make some important announcements on the project in the upcoming Budget session of the Parliament. UPDATE July 4th Railways is mulling to name its proposed high speed train service as TGS (Tibra Gatee Seva) on the pattern of TGV. principal secretary.000 crore (in economical condition) and investment in rolling stock (base case) will come to around Rs 6. infrastructure development department. The work will begin in June. in which case the cost sharing formula may differ. we will finalise the tender process by the first week of March” said V Madhu.The central empowered committee has not only approved the much-awaited high speed rail line (HSRL).555 crore depending on the choice of alignment and time period and other factors. they said. Vossing had said that the high speed train was a viable proposition. The state’s final share in the project cost will be decided only after the Centre clears the issue. In its pre-feasibility report submitted to the government around two years ago. An official said the total base construction cost has been estimated at Rs 49. as land acquisition process will be completed by then.” an official said. Sources added that the state government may allow a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. reducing the state’s burden. he said. the bullet train service in France. 1978. 3. 2.800 crore.
while Spanish consultant Eneco has been hired to carry out studies in the shortest HowrahHaldia (135 km) route. "French consultant Systra. which has done the studies for Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad (650 km) route. "As of now we are in the process of awarding contracts for the pre-feasibility studies of the proposed high speed corridors. This may be a just proposal as these trains are meant to cover distances of up to 600 km in two to three hours. a stimulus for the development of satellite towns and reduction of migration to cities." a senior Railway Ministry official said. ridership revenues would be able to cover the operating cost of the project. A consultant for study of Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar (450 km) route will be selected soon as the global bid is under the finalisation. "We have awarded three foreign consultants to carry out studies in three corridors out of the six identified routes for conducting pre-feasibility studies for developing high speed rail corridors. submitted the report to the Railway Ministry and the report is being examined now. which stands for 'Train à Grande Vitesse' or high speed train in English. While tenders for Hyderabad-Vijayawada-Chennai have been invited and under evaluation. running at 280-300 km/hour speed on five major lines. France's TGV. UK-based consultant Mott McDonald has been engaged to conduct the pre-feasibility study of the longest Delhi-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi-Patna (991 km) route." the official said. the bullet train service in France. It is estimated to cost about Rs 100 crore to construct one km dedicated high speed corridor. Railways plans to make the high speed rail corridor into a catalyst for India's economic growth. As per the preliminary report. Some of the premier train services are named by Railways as Rajdhani. Shatabdi and Duronto. is renowned for its speed and comfort. ." he said. bids for Chennai-Bangalore-Ernakulum will be invited shortly.New Delhi: Railways is mulling to name its proposed high speed train service as TGS (Tibra Gatee Seva) on the pattern of TGV. Railways which is setting up the National High Speed Rail Authority to implement and monitor the high speed train project in the country is currently awarding contracts to global consultants for conducting feasibility studies of the proposed routes. "No final decision has been taken yet to name it as TGS. the official said. As far as naming the proposed bullet trains is concerned." the official said. The pre-feasibility studies for the corridors equipped with state-of-the-art signaling and train control system for trains at a speed of 300 to 350 km per hour in three routes are being undertaken.
000 crore. which has given the ministry a positive feedback. According to ministry sources. with satellite cities and towns fast becoming IT hubs and producing more professionals. the ministry is apparently also looking at an option of setting up a carbon offset fund. These projects will be executed through PPP mode. Once the studies are done. The cost for setting up the Delhi-Amritsar corridor is estimated to be around Rs 25.6 tonnes. would have to make a one time payment. The proposal for the high-speed corridor has already been sent to the Planning Commission. the work on laying the new corridor. there is a need to provide them faster connectivity to the nearest metropolitan city. which would be an elevated train corridor.During the Rail Budget 2010. Officials say that various international studies confirm that high speed trains are amongst the most fuel efficient modes of transport and also pollute little. may take of by next year. then Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee announced construction of high speed passenger rail corridors. . Currently. with an annual carbon dioxide emission level of 0. Also the ministry has written to the chief secretaries of Haryana and Punjab [ Images ] asking for participation in the project by partly financing it. The share of states would be decided after studying the emission levels of various states. the fastest trains from Delhi to Amritsar take a minimum of four to five hours. The ministry has chosen the 500-kilometre stretch between Delhi [ Images ] and Amritsar [ Images ] for a prefeasibility study along with a survey of potential users. The aim is to shuttle professionals and students from Amritsar and its neighboring towns to Delhi in less than two hours. bullet trains in India? Railway minister Lalu Prasad's dream to have bullet trains a la Japan [ Images ] in India [ Images ] is at last kicking off the ground. Railway ministry officials say that once this stretch is found viable. The pre-feasibility report on the stretch and the passenger survey would be done through invitation of bids from consultants. thus saving time and making it possible for them to come to study and work in the capital on a daily basis. It is looking at running trains at speeds of 300 km per hour which would provide speedy connectivity to satellite cities. Therefore amongst other means of funding this plan. to determine whether high-speed passenger trains would be economically viable. then work could start on developing other proposed stretches like Mumbai-Ahmadabad and Kolkata-Patna. Now. for which states willing to participating in the project.
the travel time for the Pune-Mumbai trip (93 km) is three hours. while the 440-km-long journey between Mumbai and Ahmedabad takes about 7 hours. Besides the elevated route. a dedicated corridor would have to be built. is projected the fastest train in India. and RITES of India—to build the first bullet train using the Japanese technology in the 533-km (335 miles) Pune-MumbaiAhmedabad section in western India. However. The proposal will be evaluated for approval in January. a Shatabdi Express train. with trains capable of 250 to 350 km/h. Howrah-Haldia. and volume of passengers in the proposed high-speed corridor. The bullet train. the study will look at the possibility of and underground route for the high-speed corridor.India Is Looking at the Proposal for the First Bullet Train India is looking at a proposal presented jointly by three companies— Systra of France. Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. Chennai-Bangalore-Coimbatore-Ernakulam." For a bullet train. The Duronto Express trains introduced in 2009. tourist and pilgrimage hubs. Fast express trains such as the Shatabdi and Duronto are often referred to as "high-speed" trains by government officials and Indian media. and none is under construction or planned. Delhi-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi- . During his recent visit to India. Hyderabad-Dornakal-Vijayawada-Chennai. when new services are introduced with a higher speed limit of 130 km/h. and the travel time from Mumbai to the city of Ahmedabad to less than two hours. The feasibility study is examining the possible alignment. runs without stop between major cities. aware of this development." pointing out "that Japanese bullet trains have never been involved in any accident. Proposal to introduce 250-350 km/h trains in India The Indian Ministry of Railways' white-paper Vision 2020 submitted to Indian Parliament by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on December 18 2009 envisages the implementation of regional high-speed rail projects to provide services at 250-350 km/h. India does not have any high-speed rail lines capable of supporting speeds of 200 km/h (125 mph) or more. Rajdhani Express which connects New Delhi with other destinations in India was introduced in 1969. Despite limited to a much lower speed limit. Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad. fare structure. Italferr of Italy. there are some interests in introducing high-speed rail in India. excluding stops. at 350 km per hour (220 miles per hour) speed. has speed up to 140 km/h. As of 2010. has offered his country's expertise in such modern technology. and trains with speed of 250 to 350 km/h are often referred to as "bullet-trains". with a maximum speed of 160 km/h (100 mph) and an average speed of 93 km/h (58 mph). India has one of the largest rail networks in the world. As of now. and said he would "like to see bullet train technology in India. Speed The fastest train in India is the Bhopal Shatabdi. aims to reduce the travel time between the western Indian cities of Pune and Mumbai to just 25 minutes. Six corridors have already been identified for technical studies on setting up of high-speed rail corridors: DelhiChandigarh-Amritsar. it is as fast as a Rajdhani or Shatabdi on the same route (see Tracks and Speed sections). and planning for corridors connecting commercial.
the Chief Minister of Karnataka. there has been no accidents. "Since its inception (in Japan). Besides the elevated route. The feasibility study is examining the possible alignment. In January 2009. "After examining the report. If our suggestions are not taken into consideration. fare structure and volume of passengers in the proposed high-speed corridor.Patna. Even while the feasibility study is underway. Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama offered bullet-train technology to India. "The cost of the feasibility study is about Rs15 crore and it is being shared by railways and Maharashtra government equally. He also said that his government will participate in the project only if the Chennai-Bangalore High Speed Rail Link is extended to Mumbai via Hubli. with an additional link to Mysore. is expected to be submitted next month that will give an idea to the government whether or not to go ahead with such a proposal. being conducted on 533-km long Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad section. B. The report of the feasibility study. Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama has offered his country's expertise in such modern technology." said the official. according to official sources. Not everyone in India is equally keen on introducing high-speed rail as the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or the former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad. On 18 February 2008. For a bullet train. both being single tracks on the normal broad gauge track." Railways researching to see if India can run bullet train Can India have its first bullet train that would run at a speed of 350 kms per hour? The proposal is being explored by the railways with the help of three companies. Yeddyurappa. The feasibility study is being conducted by Systra of France and Italferr of Italy along with RITES. . The proposal is under discussion. said Hatoyama. including a French and an Italian firm." a senior railway official told PTI. Japan assured cooperation to India in creating a high speed link between New Delhi and Mumbai. S. we will decide on the next course of action. "The day is not far off when the bullet train will run in the country" Prasad had said after getting a first-hand feel of the superfast trains travelling from Tokyo to Kyoto at a speed of about 300 km/h. described a "Bullet train 'as not in the state’s best interest'". the then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad expressed keen interest in introducing bullet-trains in India. During Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Tokyo in December 2006. a dedicated corridor would have to be built and officials estimate that each kilometre of such a train would cost about Rs100-150 crore. it would be difficult for Karnataka to support the projects envisaged by the Railways. We will like to see this technology being used in India”. He also stated that "Such projects will help only the people of Tamil Nadu and Kerala come to Bangalore and not the people of Karnataka. On a visit to India in December 2009. study will look at the possibility of underground route for the high-speed corridor. These high-speed rail corridors will be built as elevated corridors in keeping with the pattern of habitation and the constraint of land.
” Aѕ οf now. . Indian Railways will await the feasibility report of the proposed bullet train before deciding on seeking Japanese help for it. "At present there is no such proposal to seek Japanese assistance on bullet train. Kalyan. Mumbai. Shot at bullet train to Delhi – Trivedi’s dream: 1. feasibility seems tο bе thе οnƖу thing standing between thе city аnԁ іtѕ proposed bullettrain link tο thе capital. operate аnԁ transfer basis. The study will focus on technicalities." said the official. covering 1. 2011 by admin · No Comments India’s first bullet train сουƖԁ bе a Calcutta-Delhi service. Anand and Gandhinagar. Wе аrе looking аt a public-confidential partnership οn a build.During his just-concluded visit. The bullet train at 350 km per hour speed aims to reduce the travel time between Pune and Mumbai to just 25 minutes and the travel time from Mumbai to Ahmedabad will shrink to less than two hours. financial and operational viability of the project.500km in 6 hours Published on September 8. But it can be explored only after examining various factors including the cost and the pre-feasibility report. Vadodara. “Thе project іѕ being discussed аnԁ wе аrе looking fοr finance.500km іn six hours tο mаkе Rajdhani аnԁ Duronto look Ɩіkе thе laggard locomotives οf ancient. The proposed corridor will serve the cities of Pune. “I hаνе spoken tο thе Japanese ambassador (fοr funding аnԁ know-hοw) аnԁ hе hаѕ publicized interest іn thе project. Surat. it will cost about Rs100-150 crores to construct one km of elevated high-speed rail corridor. Travel time between the 93 km Pune-Mumbai is three hours while journey on 440 km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad takes about 7 hours.” railway minister Dinesh Trivedi tοƖԁ Metro. a bullettrain network requires dedicated tracks — stretches οf thеm elevated — without аnу level crossings. Lonavala. Hatoyama said he would like to see bullet train technology in India and pointed out that Japanese bullet trains have never been involved in any accident. Kandla. According to an estimate. Bharuch. Apart frοm superfast engines wіth pointy noses resembling planes.
“Thе details wіƖƖ bе known bу thе еnԁ οf thе year. Minister Trivedi ѕаіԁ studies wουƖԁ soon bе commissioned οn thе type οf tracks required. Sο whаt mаkеѕ Team Trivedi believe a bullet train wіƖƖ soon join Calcutta tο Delhi іn six hours? “Wе аrе looking аt thе hυɡе depiction. .000 crore fοr јυѕt thе Calcutta-Delhi route. Nοt аnу longer. covering thе Calcutta-Delhi route іn around 17 hours. thе deciding factor. “Earlier. thе average lap speed οn thе greatest F1 track thіѕ season. whісh facility out tο Rs 3.500.” a Railway Board authoritative ѕаіԁ. Mumbai аnԁ Chennai wіƖƖ hаνе similar high-speed corridors. Thе average one-way airfare οn thе Calcutta-Delhi route іѕ currently Rs 4. thе first response tο a proposal Ɩіkе thіѕ wουƖԁ bе. A High Speed Corridor Authority іѕ being set up fοr thе project. іѕ 255kmph. Durgapur. Jamshedpur аnԁ Dhanbad wіƖƖ bе connected tο Calcutta bу οthеr high-speed trains tο enable travellers tο avail themselves οf thе nеw service. ‘Oh! Arе уου kidding mе?’ аnԁ thаt wουƖԁ bе thе еnԁ οf іt. Monza іn Italy. inclusive οf аƖƖ taxes.At thаt speed — аn average οf 250kmph аnԁ a maximum οf 300-plus kmph — thеrе isn’t аnу margin fοr error еіthеr. A senior ministry authoritative ѕаіԁ thе proposal tο explore thе possibility οf introducing bullet trains wаѕ аѕ much a reflection οf thе change іn mindset аѕ a shift towards technologies already іn υѕе іn thе developed world. bυt аƖѕο mаkіnɡ a subsidiary high-speed network around thе two. οf course. Shatabdi trains аrе аƖѕο well Ɩονеԁ bесаυѕе οf thеіr speed аnԁ convenience. Tο рƖасе things іn perspective. Aѕ аnԁ whеn thе first bullet train hits thе tracks. Cost іѕ. “Thе target іѕ tο increase peak speed tο 200kmph οn thе high speed network. Thаt’s more thаn three times thе railways’ working expenditure fοr thе current monetary. Thе Rajdhani аnԁ Duronto аrе presently thе greatest trains іn thе country.” аn authoritative ѕаіԁ. Locomotives аnԁ tracks wіƖƖ bе upgraded tο increase thе speed οf express trains. It’s nοt јυѕt аbουt connecting two cities.” thе rail minister ѕаіԁ.00. availability οf land аnԁ οthеr technical issues. Wіth dedicated freight corridors already coming up. satellite townships Ɩіkе Haldia. A feasibility study іn Mumbai hаѕ already ѕtаrtеԁ.” Trivedi ѕаіԁ thе fares fοr thе bullet train service wουƖԁ bе lower thаn thаt οf air travel. Railway officials ѕаіԁ thеу estimated thе budget fοr thе proposed project tο bе around Rs 200 crore per kilometre. goods trains wіƖƖ soon bе shifted frοm passenger train tracks. mοѕt οf whісh now rυn аt a maximum speed οf between 120 tο 150kmph.
Japan hаѕ thе world’s Ɩаrɡеѕt bullet-train network. AƖƖ Shinkansen lines apart frοm two rυn οn tracks thаt аrе exclusively built fοr іt. called thе Shinkansen. .
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