Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train Route: 7 Kms Under Sea and All You Need to Know

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe are coming to Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Both Prime Ministers will lay the foundation stone for Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project tomorrow, Thursday.

Government is planning to complete the project by 2022. The High Speed Rail Corporation of India (HSRC) is waiting for final confirmation for their detailed project report on the route.

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project route is here. Total of 508 km route will run on an elevation of 18 meters for most of its route.

471 km route on Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train will have elevated route while the remaining 37 km include the 7 km undersea route between Thane and Vasai and another 15 Km underground in Mumbai.

India's first bullet train Ahmedabad-Mumbai route
India’s first bullet train Ahmedabad-Mumbai route

HSRC officials have designed a proposed route map as it is still awaiting approval from the Ministry of Railway. But they believe that is only a formality.

From 14 September 2017, Thursday India’s first Bullet train project will begin. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the high-speed rail was envisioned by PM Modi to take Indian Railways towards “most modern technologies like developed countries”.

Ahmedabad-Mumbai High Speed Rail Project will have an estimated cost of Rs 1,10,000 Crore. Out of this total estimated cost, Japan is giving a loan of Rs 88,000 Crore with an interest rate of 0.1 per cent.

Government need to repay the loan to Japan in 50 years with 15 years’ grace. 92 per cent of the route will be elevated while 6 percent in tunnel and remaining 2 percent will be on the ground.

Total of 508 km run will have 468 km of elevated track, 27 km under sea and 13 km on the ground. Bullet train will pass through India’s biggest tunnel of 21 km of which 7 km will be under water.

Government allotted this project to Japan as there had been no accident on its bullet train networks. Japan’s bullet train has the highest punctuality rate.

Japan was also ready to transfer the technology to India and sponsoring the project. About 825 hectares of land would be acquired for the high speed rail.

Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train Route:

There will be 12 stations on the route including Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati.

The bullet train will cover distance in 2 hours and 7 minutes if it stops at 4 stations namely Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Mumbai.

Bullet train will run at a speed of 320 Kmph and maximum speed will be 350 Kmph.

If the bullet train will stop at above mentioned 12 stations, then it will take 2 hours and 58 minutes to reach destination.

In a day, the high-speed train will make 70 Ahmedabad-Mumbai sorties.

Government will import total of 24 trains from Japan and then rest of the rakes will be manufactured in India.

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