Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said that the Mumbai terminal of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet train corridor will be underneath the Bandra Kurla Complex, indicating that the deadlock over the issue is nearing an end.
Even as project work for India’s first bullet train – between Mumbai and Ahmedabad – is underway, Indian Railways is already considering the possibility of constructing high-speed train corridors for shorter routes.
Japanese steel and engineering companies are in the driver’s seat to bag major supply contracts for a $17 billion Indian bullet train, several sources said, undermining a key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policy – a push to ‘Make in India’.
The bullet train, the big-ticket headline-grabbing project now firmly under way, includes an engineering marvel: the country’s first undersea rail tunnel. It will come up just north of Mumbai, near Thane Creek.