Bullet train is one of the biggest projects of Indian government and a dream which is going to be fulfilled this year. Bullet train project is a joint venture between the Indian railways and the japan’s Shinkansen technology. The budget for the bullet train is kept at around 1.10 lakh crore.
Bullet train connects from the Ahmedabad to Mumbai. The foundation of the biggest project was laid down by the honourable prime minister of India, i.e. Mr Narendra Modi and Mr Shinzo Abe prime minister of Japan. The project is to complete by the end of the year 2022. Japan has provided a loan of Rs 88000 crore to the Indian railways and which has to pay with a minimum interest rate of 0.1%. The dream of our prime minister is to “make in India”, and with this, it is just a beginning with the fastest train in India which could further develop our economy.
Regarding this project, the words of our prime minister are “this project simplifies an expression that India needs to develop and its a dream of every Indian is to fly high with infinite aspirations”. The further adding to words of prime minister is that “I hope that the people of India will enjoy the beauty through the windows of the bullet train.
Significance- Earlier, the project was placed in front of the public and the major question arises was that India needs a bullet train?
The railway is considered one of the greater significance of economic development. Though the opposing party considers it most insignificant and they are criticising the high-speed rail network project because of the reason behind this unsold upper-class seats.
Planning- according to the Indian railway planning commission, the route was to be commenced from Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). This newly established bullet train runs a speed of 320km/ hr, covering a total distance of around 535 km in merely around 2 hours. Currently, the fastest running train on this route is Ahmedabad duronto express which takes around 6-7 hours to reach its destination. This project is formed by the national high-speed rail corporation limited company.
Stops and route plan- the planning to run this train is during three times in the peak hours and two times in non-peak hours. Basically, in this, there will two types of trains running one who will have limited stops, and other will run from Mumbai to Sabarmati.
The route map is listed below from Mumbai bkc station> thane >virar> boisar> vapi >bilimora>surat>bharuch> vadodra> anand> ahemdabad> Sabarmati junction.
Cost of the bullet train in India- this biggest project is estimated at around 1.10 lakh crore in Indian rupees, and Japan has agreed to offer a loan of Rs 88000 crore at a minimum interest rate of 0.1 %. The duration of loan payment is 50 years with repayment in slots is around 15 years, and the remaining cost will be borne by the government of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
The ticket price of a bullet train – in the beginning, the train would run with 10 coaches who will have a seating capacity of 750-800 passengers. After some time coaches would increase from 10 to 16 will a total capacity of 1300 passengers. The train covers both the class, i.e. business and the standard class. The fare prices will go hand in hand, i.e. 3000 which is higher than the Ahmedabad duronto express and also higher than the price of normal trains.
Construction- on Sep 14, 2017, the prime of Japan Mr Shinzo Abe and the prime minister of India, i.e. Mr Narendra Modi came into the formation to laid down this bullet train project.
The bullet train is expected to run for the first time on 15 August 2022 on the auspicious occasion of 75th independence day celebration in India.