Date of Post: 01 Dec, 2018
A United Arab Emirates (UAE) company is envisioning laying an underwater rail line between Fujairah and the coastal city of Mumbai in India in the near future.
“This is a concept. We plan to connect Indian city of Mumbai with Fujairah through ultra-speed floating trains. The project aims to boost bilateral trade,” Abdulla Alshehhi, the founder-owner of the National Advisor Bureau Ltd consultancy firm said at the UAE-India Conclave in Abu Dhabi.
- “There will be an export of oil to India from Fujairah port and import of excess water from Narmada River, north of Mumbai. In addition, other GCC partners can also improve export and import,” Abdulla Alshehhi said.
- The idea is still in its nascent stage.
- The complete railway network would measure less than 2,000 kilometers, the Khaleej Times quoted Alshehhi as mentioning.
- The concept of an underwater rail project connecting the UAE and India comes from the same man who had proposed the UAE Iceberg project.
- “We will do a feasibility study of the project. This is a concept but a cool project to look at,” he lastly said at the conclave.
- Globally, there are many similar projects in the pipeline, according to the report.
- China has plans to connect Russia, Canada and the US, it said.
- It said, Indian cities of Mumbai and Ahmedabad will be connected by high-speed rail corridor including undersea aspect by 2022.
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