Govt Considering Building Shorter Bullet Train Corridors


Govt Considering Building Shorter Bullet Train Corridors

The government is evaluating a possibility of creating shorter rail corridors for bullet train as they are more feasible financially.

While work on Mumbai-Ahmedabad project has already started, a second high-speed corridor between Mumbai and Pune is being considered.

Hindustan Times report stated that after studying high-speed rail networks in China, spread across nearly 27,000 km, National High Speed Rail Corporation officials found that shorter rail corridors make such projects more feasible and commuters prefer flights to long-distance train journeys.

“The fares of long-distance, high-speed trains would be nearly the same as flights, though the travelling time will be longer than an air journey. This makes long-distance corridors unfeasible, and that’s why long-distance bullet trains have failed in China, too,” said a senior officer from National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) told the paper on condition of anonymity. Read More…

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