MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has submitted a Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the proposed 700-kilometre Bullet train corridor which will be connecting Mumbai with Nagpur via districts like Wardha, Khapri Depot, Pulgaon, Malegaon Jahangir, Jalna, Karanja Lad, Mehkar, Shirdi, Nashik, Aurangabad, Igatpuri and Shahapur.between Mumbai and Nagpur to the Railway Board.
This would be beside the 700-km Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Mahamarg which is being constructed by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC). Along with that, the NHSRCL is also executing the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train project which would be the first in the country.
According to the officials, the DPR, which was completed around mid-February this year, was submitted to the Indian Railway Board on February 28 and is waiting for instructions. According to this proposal, the train will be going through 10 districts and will reduce travel time between the two cities because currently, it takes almost 12 hours by road but the bullet train is expected to reduce it to four hours.
The Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (MRIDCL), a joint venture of the Indian Railways and the Maharashtra government, is also planning a semi high-speed rail corridor between Mumbai and Pune for which the feasibility study has already been started.