Railways have identified seven new routes for bullet trains and semi high-speed rail corridor, where more bullet trains can be run soon. It is also being planned to develop expressway or highway along the high-speed rail route.
Rail News: After making many changes in the Indian Railways, the Government of India has now started working on laying nets of high-speed trains. According to reports, seven new bullet train routes will be operational in India. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is about to acquire land for those routes. Along with laying a new network of bullet trains and semi high-speed trains, expressways can also be developed.
NHAI Has Set up a 4-Member Committee for Land Acquisition
Indian Railways has selected seven new routes for high speed and semi high-speed rail corridors. More bullet trains will soon run on these routes. There are also plans to develop expressways or highways along the high-speed railway line. According to the report, the decision was taken at a group meeting of the infrastructure sector. NHAI has set up a 4-member committee for land acquisition. This committee will take this process forward.
The New Bullet Train Will Run on These Routes
On high-speed corridors, trains can run at a speed of 300 km per hour while on semi high-speed corridors, trains can run at a rate of 160 km per hour. According to this report, seven routes have been chosen. These include:
- Howrah-Patna-New Delhi
First Bullet Train Project Will Be Ready by December 2023
Work on the country’s first bullet train project has gained momentum. Work is underway on the high-speed corridor Mumbai-Ahmedabad route. According to the railways, the route will be ready by December 2023, despite the coronavirus crisis.
Bullet trains will run at a speed of 320 km per hour on this route. The bullet train will take about 2 hours and 7 minutes to travel from Ahmedabad to Mumbai. The total distance covered by the project is about 508 km. PM Narendra Modi had handed over the first bullet train project to the country. 90 per cent land acquisition for the bullet train project will be completed in the next six months.
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