New Delhi: Passengers on board the bullet train, proposed to run between Mumbai & Ahmedabad, have to shell out anything between Rs 250 to Rs 3,000 depending on their destination, a senior official said. It would be Rs 3,000 between Mumbai & Ahmedabad and as low as Rs 250 between Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) and Thane.
“The fares have been based on present projections and calculations. There would be one business class and the fares for this is likely to be higher than Rs 3,000,” Achal Khare, Managing Director, National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) said.
He said,”The journey will be much more affordable and less time consuming than in a flight, if the trip to the airport, getting boarding passes and security checks are taken into consideration.”
A taxi takes anywhere between 1 and a half hours to travel between Thane & Banda-Kurla Complex and charges around Rs 650.
But with the high-speed train, the journey time will come down to only 15 minutes and Rs 250 in fare.