Two major cities Mumbai and Ahmedabad will connect by a special superfast train i.e. Bullet train, to solve many problems like huge land and building tunnels for people and cattle, the estimation of the project is about 10,000 Cr INR.
This train will be run on an elevated corridor means the whole corridor may not be surrounded to stop people and cattle from traversing over according to Additional Chief Secretary, Transport and Ports, Gautam Chatterjee. It will increase the estimated by more 10,000 Cr INR.
Nasik may not extend by the corridor because it increasing the overall cost and it’s also technically unviable, Mr Chatterjee said.
For the development of north Maharashtra region, especially its common areas, train have to take a halt at Nashik, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
State gov. of Maharashtra, Gujarat and the Ministry of Railways will be federally accomplished the project and for that SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) being set up, Mr Chatterjee said.
The line length will be 534 KM, the top speed of the bullet train will be 505 KMs raised corridor might be within 300 to 350 KMph, the overall estimate of the project will be 98,000 Cr INR with additional 10,000 Cr INR if corridor will be built on an elevated structure.
Maharashtra alone having seven stations of the high-speed corridor from the 11 stations routed. Bullet train halts at Thane, Virar, Dahanu, Vapi, Valsad, Surat, Bharuch, Anand, Vadodara and Ahmedabad which have initially proposed.
In January 2016, the project will be accomplished within 7 years 2024-2025. Japan has given confirmation to fund 81% of the overall project cost, the remaining cost will be collected be Railways and the state governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat. The future plan will connect Mumbai with Delhi with that 505 Km long corridor.