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India’s first bullet train to run on track by 2026

India’s first bullet train to run on track by 2026

India’s first high-speed Bullet Train is all set to run on track by 2026. As per the announcement made by Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed train will be running by 2026. The minister says that even if the project gets delayed, it will not go beyond 2027.

Here are some important points to know about India’s first-ever Bullet Train:

  • To bring the high-speed bullet train to India, National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) collaborated with Japan Railway Track Consultant Company (JRTC).
  • Recently the NHSCRL signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the JRTC for the design of the railway track.
  • The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed bullet train will run through 508 kilometres. The estimated speed of the train is 320kmph.
  • There will be 12 stations in between the route. Around 165 seconds are dedicated for each stop. With these 12 proposed stops, the bullet train will reach Mumbai within three hours from Ahmedabad.
  • Nearly 119 pillars have been cast so far. Pillars for another 50 kilometres will be cast in the next six months.
  • There are many challenges in the bullet train’s design compared to that of the Japanese. These include the dust, crowd, weight of Indians etc.
  • The project requires 825 hectares of land. 92 per cent of the route will be elevated, while only 2 per cent will be on the ground. The remaining 6 per cent will go through tunnels.
  • The land acquisition was completed in Gujarat. But, the process is yet to complete in Maharashtra.
  • The train will have 10 coaches in the beginning, which will be increased to 16 coaches later. The initial seating capacity will be 750 passengers; it will be increased to 1,250 with an increase in the number of coaches. The train will have two classes or categories of seats, executive and economy.

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