Govt Plans 7 More Bullet Trains On These Routes; Private Firms Invited For Investing
As the work on India’s 1st bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is in full swing, Govt of India and Indian Railways are now planning 7 more bullet trains, on 7 new routes.
Infact, Govt is open to partner with private firms for these 7 mega bullet train projects, and develop a comprehensive PPP model (Public-Private-Partnership).
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7 New Bullet Trains Being Planned
Railway Board Chairman and CEO, Vinod Kumar Yadav has approved the fasibility stiry of 7 new bullet trains on 7 new routes.
The feasibilty study has already started, as the Govt is now more keen to approach these projects via Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.
The 7 new routes where bullet trains are being planned are:
Infact, feasibility study for Delhi-Ahmedabad route is on in full swing, and soon a Detailed Project Report (DPR) will be shared with details about survey work.
Dehi-Ahmedabad bullet train will cover 886 kms, and will pass via Jaipur and Udiapur.
Details About Bullet Trains
Delhi-Varanasi bullet trains will be 865 kms long, and will pass via Noida, Agra, Kanpur and UP’s capital Lucknow as well.
Meanwhile Mumbai to Nasik bullet train will be 753 kms long and Mumbai to Hyderabad bullet will pass via Pune, and will be 711 kms long.
National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) is already working on the Mumbai to Ahmedabad route which will be 508 kms long, and based on Japan’s E5 Shinkansen technology.
It has not yet been decided which bullet train technology will be used for the new routes, and how much investment private firms are expected to provide.
Railways’ plan of running private trains is on the right track, and investments of more than Rs 30,000 crore is expected by private companies for private trains.
By 2023, India’s 1st private will start operating.