Railways told to speed up bullet train project

By Mahendra Singh, TNN

NEW DELHI: India’s bullet train dream has moved a step closer. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday directed officials to fast-track projects related to high-speed trains at speed of 300kmph and raising speed of existing trains to 160-200kmph.

The high-speed projects — Ahmedabad-Mumbai corridor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious plan of Diamond Quadrilateral connecting major metros and growth centres, and nine corridors identified for running semi-high-speed trains — were discussed in detail during a three-hour long meeting with CMD Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) Satish Agnihotri and his team of officials.

“All issues relating to implementation of high speed trains, including funding were discussed in details,” said a source. More info

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