To bring more energetic days to railways, Govt has started bullet trains project live. It started soil tests near thane.
SURAT: Drilling work has begun to test soil and rocks as a part of geotechnical and geophysical investigation for India’s first bullet train that will connect Mumbai–Ahmedabad from 2023 onwards. The test would also cover the 21-km-long underground tunnel between Thane and Virar, an Indian Railways official said, adding that Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Indian Railways have already completed survey through high resolution cameras for all the 10 stations of bullet train from Sabarmati in Ahmedabad to Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai.
Japan government will be giving 81 per cent loan for this Rs 97,670 crore project that seeks to run a bullet train in 2.07 hours to cover a distance of 500km between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. “Passengers of the bullet train that will have standard 3×2 and 2×2 seats get to travel under water through a 7km-long tunnel tube in the sea near Thane,” the Indian Railway official added.
The bullet train will have stoppages at Surat railway station and Vadodara railway station in Gujarat. It will begin from Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai and pass through Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Billimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara and Anand before terminating its journey at Sabarmati station in Ahmedabad.
source : timesofindia.com