High speed bullet train is for elite class says Metro man

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New Delhi: The civil engineer Elattuvapil Sreedharan, also known as the metro man of India stated that as compared to some advanced nations Indian railways is 20 years behind, he says that India needs a safe, clean, fast and modern railway systems. He also said that the high speed bullet trains that is soon to be launched in are for elite class. At present India needs a safe railway system.

Dr. E. Sreedharan, The Metroman
Dr. E. Sreedharan, The Metroman

Bullet trains will cater only to the elite community. It is highly expensive and beyond the reach of ordinary people. What India needs is a modern, clean, safe and fast rail system.” said Sreedharan in an interview to Hindustan Times.

Bullet trains will cater only to the elite community. It is highly expensive and beyond the reach of ordinary people. What India needs is a modern, clean, safe and fast rail system.” said Sreedharan in an interview to Hindustan Times.

The modern rapid transit system that has helped in easy transportation that is still a burden in the national capital. The soft-spoken Sreedharan has become identified after hearing the word.

Sreedharan is credited with completing many Delhi metro projects in budget and ahead of schedule.

Sreedharan a Padma Shree awardee in 1997 take over the helms of Delhi metro rail corporation. Before that, he was working with India’s first metro rail project in Kolkata and with the development of Konkan railway.

About the deaths and the railway accidents, he said  “Accident record has not improved. Many also die on tracks, at level-crossings, in suburban sections. Almost 20,000 lives are lost on tracks yearly. I feel Indian Railways is 20 years behind those of advanced nations.”

For all the metro rail systems across the country, the Sreedharan will now head a newly high-level constituted committee to lay down the primitive technical standard.

The Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal says that India’s ambitious bullet train project is likely to be completed by 2022, a year ahead of its estimated deadline, which is December 2023. “The bullet train project is on track. In this country, every project has certain difficulties and issues that have to be addressed as you progress in the project. We are working for the acquisition of land in Maharashtra and Gujarat. There are some concerns with local people and a dialogue is going on. I am very confident very soon we will and I am very confident that very soon we will resolve it. We are trying our best to complete the work by 2022 before its deadline, 2023.”

The Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal says that India’s ambitious bullet train project is likely to be completed by 2022, a year ahead of its estimated deadline, which is December 2023. “The bullet train project is on track. In this country, every project has certain difficulties and issues that have to be addressed as you progress in the project. We are working for the acquisition of land in Maharashtra and Gujarat. There are some concerns with local people and a dialogue is going on. I am very confident very soon we will and I am very confident that very soon we will resolve it. We are trying our best to complete the work by 2022 before its deadline, 2023.”

“The Indian Railways is working day and night to complete the much-awaited Bullet train project by 2022,”

The Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train and the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar metro rail projects were inspected on 6th May by Japan’s parliamentary Vice-Minister, Alcimoto Masatoshi.

The bullet train which will be between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will have a 21 km undersea tunnel and the total length will be 508 km.

 

 

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