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Bullet train between Mumbai-Ahmedabad every 20 minutes

Bullet train between Mumbai-Ahmedabad every 20 minutes

The eagerly-awaited Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train is still in the process of development, and many of its upcoming features have just been announced.

On Sunday, Achal Khare, the Managing Director of the National High Speed Railway Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), announced that the bullet train service will be available every 20 minutes from the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai.

During peak hours, three trains services will run, and during non-peak hours, only two trains services will run.

The bullet train is expected to be able to travel between Mumbai and Ahmedabad in only two hours.

Currently, it takes an hour to travel between the two cities by flight and seven hours by train.

There will be 35 pairs of bullet train services, so they will take 70 trips between the two cities every day.

The peak hours, in which three train services will run, will be between 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

The bullet train route has 12 stations: BKC, Thane, Virir, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Baroda, Anand, Sabarmati, and Ahmedabad.

There will be two types of bullet trains: fast trains and slow trains. The fast trains will only stop at Mumbai, Surat, Baroda and Ahmedabad, while the slow trains will stop at all 12 stations.

Khare said that the NHSRCL is currently in the process of buying 24 bullet train rakes of the E-5 series from the Japanese government.

However, they will only keep 20 of these trains in operation, and they will keep the other ones on standby for any emergencies.

According to the NHSRCL’s study, there are about 4,700 passengers who travel daily between Mumbai and Ahmedabad by flight, 5,000 passengers who travel by train, and 15,000 who travel by car.

Once the bullet train is in operation, Khare says that they want to carry at least 40,000 passengers on a daily basis, which will make traveling between these two cities much quicker and more convenient for thousands of commuters.

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