Bullet train between Mumbai & Gujarat to be full operational from 2023.
The bullet train that was supposed to run between between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will be made fully operational by 2023, Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani said on Friday.
“Bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will be made fully operational by 2023, while it will be made operational on some sections in 2022. We are moving ahead as per our plan on the project,” Mr. Lohani told reporters here.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe launched the ambitious project of total cost of around 1.10 lakh crore.
The train will halt at 12 stations & India’s first bullet train will run at a maximum speed of 350 km per hour. It will decrease the time travelling from 7 hours to three hours.
“We have got the Japanese technology on which the bullet train is being run since 1965 in Japan and no accidents have taken place since then, there will not be any financial burden on us as it is a very soft funding.” said Mr. Lohani.