‘At Least 40,000 Passengers Will Ride The Bullet Train By 2022’


‘At Least 40,000 Passengers Will Ride The Bullet Train By 2022’

FIVE MONTHS after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, aimed at connecting the two cities in two hours, National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) Managing Director Achal Khare shares details of the Shinkansen technology, the upcoming Vadodara railway institute and what the project will mean to the future of inter-city transport. The model of Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) station and E-5 coaches to be used in the train was on display at the Magnetic Maharashtra Conclave held from February 19 to February 23.

The model of BKC station was a part of the exhibition in the Magnetic Maharashtra Conclave. Does this mean that a consensus on the land for building a terminus and Maharashtra government’s International Finance Service Centre (IFSC) has been arrived at?

In every system, things take time. The BKC station terminus has to be amalgamated with the IFSC building. The consultants are to review it. It is not that anybody is objecting to it.The technical due diligence has to be reviewed by both the sides (Railways and Maharashtra government). Read More

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