Bullet train ticket prices: Can the common man ride this Indian Railways train? Find out
Travellers on the bullet train will be offered tickets costing anything between an affordable Rs 250 and a detterring Rs 3,000. The Bullet train fare will depend on the destination of the passenger
Bullet train from Mumbai to Ahmedabad is definitely on its way courtesy significant steps forward taken by the Indian Railways, but with cost reaching stratospheric heights, the common man is wondering whether he can actually afford to travel on these swanky trains, or will they just be a pricey status symbol for the rich? Well, wonder no longer as the bullet train fares have been revealed. Just check them out here, but remember these are not final ticket rates but projections thereof: Travellers on the bullet train will be offered tickets costing anything between an affordable Rs 250 and a detterring Rs 3,000. The Bullet train fare will depend on the destination of the passenger.
Bullet train ticket prices will be Rs 3,000 between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, while they can fall as low as Rs 250 between Banda-Kurla Complex (BKC) and Thane. Bullet train tickets will also be segregated into segments as in aviation. There will be a bullet train business class (one exclusive, separate coach) and prices of tickets may well be in excess of Rs 3,000. Food will be free in this class. Bullet train journey may even score over airlines in terms of affordability as well as time saving. One should also include the fact that the trip to the airport, boarding passes and security checks take time at the airport, which is not the case with the bullet train.
In fact, bullet train ticket prices will not account for certain other savings. For instance a cab can take over an hour to reach the airport, and its charges can be around Rs 650. Much of this can be saved. Bullet train ticket prices may well be just 1.5 times higher than Indian Railways AC first class fares on trains.
Bullet train set will have some 10 'standard' coaches. Food will be provided in all coaches.