The Japanese embassy released the first pictures of the E5 Series Shinkansen (Japan's bullet train), which will be modified for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2023.
Top speed of 350 km/hr
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train will cover a distance of 508 km in a span of 2 hours, at an average speed of 320 km/hr. It is definitely a force to reckon with, as the top speed for the bullet train is said to be 350 km/hr and on its way, it will cover 108 villages of Maharashtra. The bullet train will run across 12 proposed stations- Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati.
Tracks to be made resistant to earthquake & fire
Keeping the safety precautions in mind, the dedicated tracks will be made resistant to earthquake and fire, with a seismometer and a device installed to keep a check on vulnerable areas on the route. As per reports, the layout designing for the bridges and tunnels is on the verge of completion. A ticket for a bullet train journey, from Mumbai, will cost around ₹3000.
A boost to business tourism in these two cities
India will become the second country to use Shinkansen Bullet Train after Taiwan. This upcoming bullet train will be cutting down on travel time. The total estimated cost of the project is pegged at ₹1,08,000 crores.