Mumbai, India (Urban Transport News): To ease and speed-up public transportation in the state, Maharashtra government is working on two new intra-state high speed bullet train corridors. The proposed bullet train corridors will be starting from Mumbai between Mumbai & Nagpur and other between Mumbai & Pune.
Last week, Minister of State for Railways Raosaheb Danve Patil took a review of the alignments and issued directives to complete the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of these two corridors in the first half of 2022.
The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) team gave a presentation on both the projects to Danve, who told them to expedite the process. NHSRCL had proposed two bullet train corridors with maximum train running speed at 300 kmph. The average running speed would be 250 kmph. The rakes will have a capacity of 750 passengers.
“The 767-km-long Mumbai Nagpur project will be parallel to the new Samruddhi corridor coming up. It will cut down the journey time from Mumbai to Nagpur from 11 hours to a mere four hours. The Mumbai-Pune corridor aims to bring down the journey time from three hours to 90 minutes,” said an official.
The LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) ground survey had already been completed as part of primary preparations for preparing the detailed project reports for the both corridors. The estimated cost of the project is yet to be worked out and will depend on the land acquisition process.
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