DELHI (Metro Rail News): Indian Railways will introduce 18 new trains from the E5 series of the Shinkansen technology into its upcoming fleet for the Mumbai-Ahmnedabd bullet train project.
It has been planned that the Indian railways will acquire 18 trains of the E5 series for the upcoming fleet of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project. At the same time, the Japanese company has also agreed to the technology transfer. The total cost of the deal is Rs 7,000 crore.
These trains have been built using Japanese Shinkansen Technology, which holds the highest level of safety assurance in the entire segment. These also suit India’s climate and topography to facilitate the needs of the prospective Bullet Train corridor.
The trains also have an automatic braking system that comes into force during over-speeding.
The rakes for the train will also be supplied by the Japanese company only. These would initially be bright from Japan only.
While addressing the plans to overhaul the country’s rail network and services, the railways minister announced that the Surat-Bilmora stretch of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train will be commissioned by August 2026.
Latest Updates on MAHSR Corridor
As per the latest reports, the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) Station has already achieved nearly 15% development, with NHSRCL deploying nearly six bridges in Gujarat. Bridges have been built over six rivers of Gujarat:
- Par River (Valsad District)
- Purna River (Navsari District)
- Mindhola River (Navsari District)
- Ambika River (Navsari District)
- Auranga River (Valsad District)
- Venganiya River (Navsari District)
NHSRCL has already completed 100 Km of Viaducts & 250 km (s) of pier erection for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project. The reinforced concrete (RC) track bed laying has already begun in Surat.
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Railway (MAHSR) represents India’s inaugural high-speed train corridor linking Mumbai and Ahmedabad, with an estimated cost of 1.08 lakh crore. The central government has committed to providing ₹10,000 crore, while Gujarat and Maharashtra will each contribute ₹5,000 crore. The balance of the funds will be secured through a loan from Japan with a nominal interest rate of 0.1%.
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