How Japan’s bullet train will be modified for India; 24 rakes to be procured under ‘Make in India’


How Japan’s bullet train will be modified for India; 24 rakes to be procured under ‘Make in India’

India’s first bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will be modified for the Indian climate, says Achal Khare, man in-charge of the ambitious project.

According to Khare, who is the MD of National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL), to begin with 24 bullet train rakes will be procured from Japan for the project under the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

“We are supposed to procure 24 rakes and the two governments (India and Japan) are working on the ‘Make in India’ aspect of the project,” Achal Khare told Financial Express Online in an exclusive interaction.

These 24 rakes will be procured from Japan with varied degrees of ‘Make in India’. India is getting Japan’s Shinkansen E5 series of bullet trains, but with India-specific modifications. Read More

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