This ambitious project of the Indian Railways will help in reducing the travel time between these two cities, significantly.
As per reports, on Tuesday, the Indian Railways has received all the requisite wildlife, forestry and coastal regulation zone clearances in Gujarat and Maharashtra, for the 508-km long Ahmedabad-Mumbai High Speed Rail Corridor. The bullet train is expected to cover this distance approximately in two hours, at a speed of 350 km/hr. Additionally, the upcoming Dedicated Freight Corridor is expected to be completed by June 2022.
What is a Dedicated Freight Corridor?
The Dedicated Freight Corridor is one of the largest rail infrastructure project undertaken by the Indian government. DFCCIL (Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited) takes care of the planning, development, mobilization of financial resources, construction and maintenance and operations of the corridor.
First phase to cover the construction of WDFC & EDFC
In the first phase, the organization is constructing the Western DFC (1,504 route km) and Eastern DFC (1,856 route km), spanning a total length of 3,360 route km. In the EDFC, 353 km long Khurja-Bhaupur section is ready for authorization and 48 km-long Khurja- Dadri section to be completed by June 2021, 401-km long-Ludhiana-Khurja section and 402- km long Bhaupur- Deen Dayal Upadhyay section to be completed by June 2022 and 137 km long Deen Dayal Upadhyay- Sonnagar section to be completed by December 2021.
Talking about the WDFC, the 306-km long Rewari-Madar section is ready for authorization and 335 km-long Madar-Palanpur section to be completed by March 2021, 122 km-long Rewari- Dadar section to be completed by December 2021 and 738 km-long Palanpur- Makarpura-JNPT to be completed by June 2022.
This ambitious project of the Indian Railways will help in reducing the travel time from Ahmedabad to Mumbai significantly. Currently, it takes trains around 7 hours to cover the distance between these two cities and about an hour via flight, whereas in contrast to this, the bullet train will cover the same distance in a span of 2 hours.