As per reports, it is expected that the facility will reduce the travel time between Mumbai and Pune to around 90 minutes.
In a bid to strengthen commute from Mumbai to Pune and Nagpur, the projects for the construction of semi high speed train corridors have been initiated. As per reports, it is expected that the upcoming facility will reduce the travel time between Mumbai and Pune to around 90 minutes. Reportedly, Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation (MRIDC) Limited, a joint venture of the Railway Ministry and Maharashtra government is looking after this project.
Mumbai to Nagpur stretch
While the Maharashtra section of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train is on hold due to the delay in land procurement, the layout is complete for new high-speed train corridors to bridge Mumbai's gap with Pune and Nagpur. As per reports, the ridership survey for the 753 km stretch between the Mumbai-Nagpur bullet train project has been finished.
The project is being scrutinized by the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), which is also given the contract of constructing the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed train corridor. Currently, the approximate time taken to cover the distance between Mumbai and Nagpur is about 11.5 to 12 hours but the slated development will reduce it significantly.
Mumbai to Pune corridor
After conducting a detailed feasibility survey, the area required for the project will be assessed. Thereafter, the project will be forwarded to the MRIDC for approval. Currently, the travel time between the route of Mumbai and Pune is about three hours which will reduce to nearly one and a half hours, if the project is approved. Despite some issues, the proposal was welcomed by the passenger association who are delighted with the reduction in travel time.
Reportedly, the study of the essential requirements for the projects and social and environmental evaluation is requested by the urban planners. Meanwhile, the NHSRCL is also working on the Mumbai-Hyderabad high-speed train corridor and the layouts and operational costs for it are being formalised.