PM Modi’s dream project – when will the bullet train start running on the track?

Bullet train/ Representational image

DELHI (Metro Rail News): On February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will propose the budget for the fiscal year 2022-23 to Parliament. Naturally, everyone’s attention is drawn to the budget, which is being presented in the shadow of Corona. However, people also anticipate the Rail Budget with bated breath.

The railway budget was previously issued separately, but the Modi government made modifications in 2017 and integrated the railway budget with the general budget. The Modi government has demonstrated the dream of a bullet train to the country.

In 2014, Sadananda Gowda unveiled the bullet train while presenting the Modi government’s first rail budget. At the time, the government had set a goal of having a bullet train running on track by 2023. The bullet train will go at 320 kilometres per hour with a top speed of 350 kilometres per hour.

The Indian government is working quickly on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (Bullet Train) project with the assistance of Japan. The Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train (Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train) will travel at a top speed of 320 km/h.

The bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will have its own high-speed track. This train will also travel beneath the waves. On this route, the bullet train will travel a total distance of 508 kilometres in an average of 2 hours.

According to Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, the work on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor Project Corridor for the country’s high-speed bullet train is progressing quickly. He stated that the bullet train will begin operating on the railway in 2026.

According to the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), a bullet train trial will begin in 2026 on the segment built between Surat and Bilimora for the first time. This section is 63 kilometres long. the most work is done under this project is Surat-Navsari-Vapi.

There are also plans to run a bullet train between Delhi and Ahmedabad. The bullet train travel from Delhi to Ahmedabad will take only four hours. Currently, It takes roughly 14 hours to get from Delhi to Ahmedabad.

The Delhi-Ahmedabad bullet train project will have a total track length of 875 kilometres. Rajasthan will construct 75% of the track, totalling 657 kilometres. The bullet train track will also pass over five rivers. Aside from that, there is a plan in the works to run bullet trains on a number of routes.

The survey of bullet train scheme is going on these routes-

  • Varanasi-Howrah (approx 760 kms)
  • Mumbai-Nagpur (approx 753 kms)
  • Delhi-Ahmedabad (approx 875 kms)
  • Chennai-Mysore (approx 435 kms)
  • Delhi-Amritsar (approx 459 kms)
  • Mumbai-Hyderabad (approx 711 kms)

All of these routes are currently being surveyed. National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited would send over the DPRs for all of these routes to the Ministry of Railways in a phased manner by December 2023, once the survey is done. In today’s world, there are several trains (India high speed trains) that travel at speeds of more than 150 kilometres per hour. The Made in India Vande Bharat Express train has a top speed of 180 kmph.


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