Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train to be Operational  by Aug 2026

The minister voiced his frustration with the delays attributed to the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi government, led by former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.

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AHMEDABAD (Metro Rail News): Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Union Railways Minister, announced on Friday that the initial phase of the Mumbai to Ahmedabad High-Speed Bullet Train project, linking Surat to Bilimora, is set to be operational by August 2026.

Disappointment with MVA Government

The minister voiced his frustration with the delays attributed to the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi government, led by former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. He commended the current Shinde-Fadnavis administration for accelerating the project by overcoming obstacles related to land acquisition. 

A Torch of Economic upliftment 

Vaishnaw, while addressing reporters after inspecting the construction progress of the 508-km-long corridor in Mumbai, emphasised the significant economic benefits that the high-speed line will bring. He noted that the 284 km-long bullet train corridor viaduct in Gujarat has been completed, marking a significant milestone in the project’s development. During his visit to the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) and Vikhroli project sites, Vaishnaw reviewed the ongoing work to ensure its timely and efficient execution.

MAHSR Corridor 

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Railway (MAHSR) is India’s initial high-speed train route connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad. It is expected to cost around 1.08 lakh crore. The central government has agreed to contribute ₹10,000 crore, and Gujarat and Maharashtra will contribute ₹5,000 crore each. The remaining funds will be obtained through a loan from Japan at a meagre 0.1% interest rate.

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