Is India ready for bullet train?
The highly ambitious dream of India’s first high-speed bullet train which would run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai is close to becoming a reality. According to Piyush Goyal, Union Railway Minister,the operations for this project will commence from 2022.
Can India afford bullet train?
A nine-coach bullet train will cost Rs. 60,000 cores whereas high-speed Rajdhani express trains cost around 75 crore. Which means, at the cost of a bullet train, India can afford to have around 800 Rajdhani express trains.
When Mumbai Ahmedabad bullet train will start?
Stuck due to land acquisition issues, the Centre’s Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed train corridor or bullet train project is likely to miss its 2023 deadline. Instead, the Railway ministry is now planning to open the first phase of the project on the Surat-Bilimora route in 2026.
What are the disadvantages of bullet trains?
Cons of bullet trains:
- Cost of construction: The cost of laying a bullet-train corridor is estimated to cost up to Rs 100 crore a kilometre. …
- High fares: Fares of these trains would be high too in order to compensate the expenses and maintenance.
What is the cost of one bullet train?
The foundation stone for the country’s first ever Bullet Train project was laid jointly on 14 September 2017 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe. The ambitious high-speed rail project is being developed at a cost of Rs 1.08 lakh crore.