Date of Post: 21 June, 2018
Mumbai: Calling the bullet train ‘extremely essential’ for India, Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani said that the Indian Railways looked at it as a project that would unleash technology-driven transportation in the country. The NHSRC (National High Speed Rail Corporation), is implementing the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor with technical and financial assistance from Japan.
- Lohani said,”The advent of bullet train is extremely essential for out country as it will unleash technology-driven transportation.”
- He said,”By running a bullet train, we wanted to commission a medium of rapid transport which can run at par with air travel as far as speed is concerned.”
- The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor has a deadline of December 2022, he added and said the Railways was hopeful of completing it by then.
- Lohani was in Mumbai, on Monday, to review various suburban projects and held deliberations with general managers of Western and Central Railways as well as officials of the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation.