Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: Why officials may visit Japan for India’s first high-speed rail project


Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: Why officials may visit Japan for India’s first high-speed rail project

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), the company that is executing India’s first bullet train project has sought the nomination of officers, who could be sent to Japan to prepare for certifications required for the high-speed rail project. In India, new rail tracks and trains are certified by the Commission of Railway Safety (CRS). However, CRS has no experience of certifying bullet trains and tracks. Due to this reason, officials are being sent to Japan, which is backing India’s Bullet Train project.

NHSRCL Managing Director Achal Khare was quoted in an HT report saying that before offering trains and tracks for inspection to CRS, a trial run will be conducted. The aviation and railway ministries have also been requested to constitute a team so that in future there are resources to certify bullet train operations. Already, two CRS officials have been sent to Japan, he said. Read More