Indian Railway is very famous for its long-time delay and its unorganized schedule. It is also one of the slowest railway networks in the world. But the very aspiring dream of India's first fast train which would run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai is now turning into reality. As indicated by Piyush Goyal, Union Railway Minister, the activities for this undertaking will be initiated from 2022. Despite the fact that bullet trains will usher another period of development and advancement, yet the venture capital is humongous.
The Indian Ministry of Railway made the "Indian Railways Vision 2020" in December 2009, and proposed seven courses that are possible for the development of rapid railroads or Bullet trains. The line among Mumbai and Ahmedabad is also considered as an economic corridor which is also a reason for selecting this route for running India’s first bullet train.On 7 October 2013, India and Japan marked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a joint development of high-speed railway among Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The evaluated Cost for the whole project is around Rs.1, 08,000 Crore.There will be 12 stations on this route. Most of the will be elevated. A piece of it will go through a 7 km long undersea passage.The Maximum Design Speed of the train will be 350 kmph and Maximum working velocity of will be 320 kmph.
The need of high connectivity trains in India is because of following reasons
Rapid connectivity: India is a huge nation and to travel faster has turned into a necessity. While air transport can take into account such needs, but the number of passengers it can carry is very limited.Less weight on the Railways: The traditional Indian Railways slacks significantly in expanding, quickening and modernizing its foundation and administrations. There is a genuine need to segregate its traveler business from cargo. With the approach of bullet trains, the weight on the railroads would be decreased. Upgraded Safety: High Speed Railways' wellbeing record is amazing. With a 2,500-km organize, giving high recurrence, up to 14 trains for each hour, the Shinkansen/Bullet train as far back as its initiation has kept up one of a kind records of no lethal mishap.Overall, with the fast-growing economy and in a developing like nation India there is a strong need of bullet train which can carry passengers and cargo by reducing the overall journey time.