Once approved, the bullet train will run along a 649.76 km-long green corridor.
Bringing a new era of commute to the nation, a new bullet train project has been tabled to run from Mumbai and Hyderabad. The rapid speed rail is being said to cover the distance between two cities in just 3 hours. Reportedly, designated authorities have prepared a feasibility report and a survey is ongoing on the proposed Mumbai-Hyderabad route. Once approved, the bullet train will run along a 649.76 km-long green corridor.
Proposed bullet train to connect Mumbai & Hyderabad via Pune
Currently, under review, the bullet train project plans to connect Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad, through 10 stations, spanning across a total of 7 districts in Maharashtra and Telangana. The green corridor is proposed to pass through Thane, Raigad, Pune and Solapur in Maharashtra and Vikarabad, Ranga Reddy and Sangareddy in Telangana, added reports.
The NHSRC Deputy General Manager has already screened a detailed presentation of the project before the Thane Deputy Collector of Land Acquisition and other officials. The project will expand over a total of 1200 hectares of land in the Thane District, added reports. The work of drafting a Detailed Project Report (DPR) is going on. Once finalised, it will elaborate on the total land required in the two states separately. Similarly, the district land proportions will also be detailed.
The bullet train corridor will stretch up to 650 km approximately, where the total journey time will be reduced to just 3 hours. Presently it takes about 15 hours to travel from Mumbai to Hyderabad via trains. The proposed project is pegged to increase the travel speed by 5 times, saving the commuters' time significantly.