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Blog Entry# 2370710
Posted: Aug 04 2017 (13:51)

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Aug 04 2017 (13:03)   Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train to be ready by 2023; PM Modi, Japan's Abe to lay foundation stone next month

Jayashree   38963 news posts
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Construction work of Bullet train to be completed by 2022-2023 PM Modi and Japan's Abe to lay foundation next month Bullet train will run at a speed of 320 km per hour India will get its first bullet train in next six years. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday said that the construction of India's first bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will be completed by 2022-2023. 
Prabhu said this while replying to a question in Lok Sabha. 
said that the foundation stone of the project will be laid next month during the official visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to India. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be present during the "Bhoomi Poojan".  The bullet train will run at the speed of 320 km per hour, will match the speed of the leading highspeed train systems across the world.
A 508-km stretch between Ahmedabad-Mumbai will be entirely elevated that will save railways' hassles of legal and environmental delays, owing to land acquisition.
Prabhu in a debate in the Lok Sabha in May last year, had said the government had managed to secure a soft loan of Rs 1 lakh crore from Japan at a mere 0.1% interest.
"The technology to be used for bullet trains will help improve the services of normal trains and the integration of signalling system," Prabhu had said.
In February, a Railway Board document had stated that the Board wants two bullet train services on Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor. First, train from BKC with only three stops, namely, Surat, Vadodara and Ahmedabad). Second, train from BKC with 10 stops, namely, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad. 
The estimated time for the train with three halts is two hours seven minutes to reach the final destination, which is Sabarmati near Ahmedabad. While, the train with 10 hours is expected to touch Sabarmati in two hours 58 minutes.

Aug 04 2017 (13:51)
a2z~   2830 blog posts
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Mumbai-Ahmedabad is No-5 busiest air route of India After Mum-Del, Del-Bang, Mumbai-Bang, Delhi-Kolkata with daily about 6000 paxs daily. This is the big source of paxs for the the HST. If HST could attract about 70-75% of traffic, as TGVs had done in France, 4500pax per day translated to about 6-8 trains. Journey time shall be very important for these paxs and a Mumbai-ADI nonstop aimed to do the journey in just less than 2 hrs may be vey successful.
There should be many types of services instead of just 2 types,
(1) Mumbai-Ahmedabad non stop services- (Super Fast HST service 110-120 minute journey time) primarily aimed to trap ADI-Mumbai air paxs. Approx 15% services
(2) Mum-Surat-Vadodara-Ahm (Fast HST service 130-150 minute journey time) Approx 40% services Aimed to serve the major cities on the route
(3) Mum-Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahm (Standard HST service 180-210 minute journey time) Approx 40% services - to serve all the stations
(4) Mum-Surat (Mumbai-Surat have huge traffic and a couple such services may be helpful) Approx 5% services Just 1 hr journey time shall promote this route.

Aug 04 2017 (20:35)
Mani Vijay   674 blog posts
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On the subject of bullet trains, I recently went on a week-long trip to Japan with family and had an opportunity to travel on the Shinkansen (Hikari 523) from Odawara to Shin-Osaka. It was mind-boggling to see how they run 175+ mph trains at intervals of 3 minutes at clockwork precision. And this includes overtakes that happen precisely to the second. This is Japanese precision at its furious best. Please take a look at their timetable for Tokyo to Osaka trains and beyond: click here
The Nozumi has the least amount of stops followed by the Hikari. Then there is Kodama halting at all stations - a passenger bullet train :-)
be uploading videos of super high-speed action at Odawara (trains whizzing by at 260+ kmph) and my actual trip from Odawara to Shin-Osaka.

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