Modi Government’s new Bombay-Ahmedabad train will passes in 21 km long tunnel below the sea. This train will run on road and elevated corridor. Now the bullet train will pass under 21 km long tunnel. The tunnel will be in sea. The bullet train is also in India like other countries such as China, Japan, France, Germany and Italy.
According to a senior officer of Railway System revealed that the train will drive under the sea. This Mumbai-Ahmedabad train is the first bullet train of the country. The train will be 508 km long which travelling between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. This is the first time a rail track is to be constructed under water in India.
The project has been undertaken by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The bullet train is estimated to cover the distance between Mumbai and Ahmedabad within two hours at a top speed of 350 kilometer per hour. Japan will help to India for this project.
The estimated cost for construction is around Rs 97,636 crore, 81 percent of which will be funded on loan by Japan and the construction is slated to begin at the end of 2018. The High-Speed train corridor covers 11 stations. The four stations will be in Gujarat while remaining seven stations will be Maharashtra.
According top priority to the first of its kind project, railways has formed National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), a special purpose vehicle (SPV), with a paid-up capital of Rs 500 crore.
Japan will provide a soft loan for 50 years at 0.1 percent rate. The electronic signals and other good will imported from Japan. The new and first bullet train will be expected to start in 2024. And the ticket will be Rs 2,800. The designing of this project is completed in 2017.
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