Date Of Post : 09 Feb, 2018
New Delhi: The Railways is highly convinced with the idea that it would be more logical to introduce the bullet trains for shorter routes, rather than long distances.
A senior railway official said,“We are studying all possibilities, but the understanding is that bullet trains and high-speed trains will work better on smaller routes because in those cases we will be able to offer a better alternative to airlines.”
- The official said,“For example, if one were to look at the Delhi-Chennai route, even if a high-speed train were to run at 300 kmph, the journey would take around 10 hours. Choosing an airline would be more lucrative for the passenger. So, it’s better that high-speed rail corridors are made on relatively shorter routes.”
- The railway officials are also examining the feasibility of Mumbai-Pune & Delhi-Amritsar high-speed rail corridor.
- Also, the study on the utility of Delhi-Amritsar high-speed rail corridor through Chandigarh is done.
- Currently, the Railway Ministry is reviewing it.
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