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Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train will be actively pursued: Nirmala Sitharaman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on September 14, 2017 laid the foundation stone of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train.Premium
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on September 14, 2017 laid the foundation stone of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train.

  • The government will actively pursue the bullet train project that will run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai
  • A proposal is under consideration to set up large solar power capacity alongside the rail tracks

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that her government will actively pursue the bullet train project that will run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

" There will also be a suburban rail project for Bengaluru, and more Tejas type trains will connect tourist destinations," the minister said while presenting the Union Budget 2020.

She further added that a proposal is under consideration to set up large solar power capacity alongside the rail tracks.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on September 14, 2017 laid the foundation stone of the ambitious 1.08 lakh crore ($17 billion) Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. The bullet trains are expected to run at 350 km per hour covering the 508 km stretch in about two hours.

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Earlier, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav had said the Railways has identified six sections for high speed and semi-high speed corridors. In a briefing ahead of the Union Budget, Yadav said the six corridors include the Delhi-Noida-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi (865 km)and the Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad (886km) sections. Other corridors are: Mumbai-Nashik-Nagpur (753 km), Mumbai-Pune-Hyderabad (711 km), Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore (435 km) and the Delhi-Chandigarh-Ludhiana-Jalandhar-Amritsar (459 km) sections.


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