Don’t rub your eyes! Africa’s Morocco has got a bullet train even before India


Don’t rub your eyes! Africa’s Morocco has got a bullet train even before India

Even as India waits for its first bullet train, interestingly Africa’s Morocco has already got a high-speed train! The high-speed rail line, the first ever such line in Africa was recently inaugurated by French President Emmanuel Macron along with Morocco’s King Mohammed VI.

The high-speed train known as the LGV, will provide connectivity to the economic hubs of Tangier and Casablanca. Running at a speed of at up to 320 kmph (199 mph), the train would complete the journey in 2 hours 10 minutes instead of around 5 hours taken on a regular train. India, on the other hand, will have to wait till at least 2022 for its first bullet train to start plying.

The high-speed rail project of Morroco, worth $2 billion was launched in September 2011 by the king along with Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of France.  Read More

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