11-09-2017 09:30 AM | Pooja Nevewani | My Indian Dream
The famously called bullet train will reduce the duration of the long journey, know how!
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will lay the foundation stone for the proposed high speed bullet train project on 14th September in Gujarat.
It is an Ahmedabad-Mumbai High Speed Rail Network and will reduce the travel time between the two cities from seven hours to three hours. It will have the capacity to accommodate 750 people at a time. The project costs Rs. 1.10 trillion and is partially funded by Japan. The train will have 12 stoppages in its route but will stop only for 165 seconds. The route will also have 21 kilometer long tunnel. It will be dug between Boisar and BKC in Mumbai. 7 kilometer of this stretch will be underwater. The entire route will be uplifted by 20 meter to avoid land acquisition.
After the foundation ceremony, there will be an investment summit between the two nations. The Japanese delegations will comprise of representatives from Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The project is estimated to be completed by December 2023, but there are speculations that the government will seek an earlier deadline of 2022.