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Bullet train News
Bullet train: Japanese delegation meets Thane civic chief
Sat, Jul 21, 2018
A Japanese delegation held today discussion with Thane Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal on various aspects of the bullet train project
Bullet train: Centre acting with state is 'appropriate govt' to buy land, HC told
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
The Act should be given "purposive interpretation", and petitioners should not have a problem on whether a notification for land acquisition is issued by the state or the Centre when both are acting in consultation with each other, Trivedi submitted.
Bullet train project hits Godrej Group hurdle, drags case to court
Mon, Jul 09, 2018
Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project is now facing yet another hurdle while acquiring land. This time the land is not in possession of farmers, it is owned by one of the largest developers in India, Godrej group
Bullet train: One massive challenge; PM Modi threatens crackdown
Fri, Jul 06, 2018
If all goes well, India's first bullet train project will run on track from 2022. However, there is a big caveat. Unfortunately, this project has turned into a big problem for Indian Railways.
Bullet train cost Rs 1.1 tn: Indian Railways has big problem on hand
Fri, Jul 06, 2018
India's first bullet train project looks set to get completed by 2022. This Indian Railways project is massive and it will help transform its image from a laidback operator to one working at the cutting-edge of technology. This is what the issue is all about:
After Bullet train hit by problems, PM Modi orders officials to meet deadline
Thu, Jul 05, 2018
Under the project, there would be 12 stations between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. These are: Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati. The train speed is likely to be around 320 km per hour.
Bullet train project: Petition against land acquisition filed in court against PM Modi pet project
Mon, Jul 02, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious bullet train project has been challenged in the High Court of Gujarat.
Indian Railways bullet train suffers massive setback; mangoes to blame!
Tue, Jun 12, 2018
Protests, backed by local politicians, have flared up in recent months against attempts to secure sections of a 108-km stretch, which is around one-fifth of the entire bullet train corridor connecting Mumbai with Ahmedabad, the largest commercial city in PM Narendra Modi`s home state Gujarat. Failure to procure the bullet train land by the deadline would delay disbursal of soft-loans by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), a government development body, which is reviewing the project next month.
Now, Indian Railways Bullet Train runs into more problems
Thu, May 17, 2018
On May 16, the farmers of Diva staged a symbolic two-hour protest in front of the District Collectorate Thane against bullet train project. Refusing to take political support, the farmers said that this is just the beginning of their protest to ensure that they do not lose their lands and gaothans to fulfill somebody else’s dream.
Bullet train in India: Big setback, here is what has happened now
Thu, May 10, 2018
After failing to bring in an ordinance to amend the land acquisition laws and an all-round outcry against the move, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government stuck to the law brought by the UPA regime on land acquisition.
Big blow to Indian Railways Bullet train in Maharashtra; here is what happened
Tue, May 08, 2018
The project, being constructed by a special purpose vehicle called the National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC), is targeted for commissioning by 2022-23.
Indian Railways Bullet train problem: 'Chai pe charcha' to find solution? Check it out!
Mon, Apr 30, 2018
The NHSRCL spokesperson, Dhananjay Kumar, told PTI, "We want cordial relations with and support from the people who will be affected by this gigantic project. Therefore, our officials will hold meeting with PAPs at public places and, over tea, discuss facts about the project." Kumar said that these talks were meant to sensitise the people about the project, thereby, making land acquisition for the project easier for the company and acceptable to the PAPs. He added, "This 'chai pe charcha' will win their confidence and help us get them emotionally involved in it."
Indian Railways Bullet train fare in India: Is this train affordable?
Mon, Apr 16, 2018
Indian Railways Bullet train from Mumbai to Ahmedabad is being built and that too at a fast pace. However, is it affordable, considering the mammoth cost, is the common refrain. We reveal the bullet train fares here. These may not be final rates when the spectacular train starts operating:
Bullet train ticket prices: Can the common man ride this Indian Railways train? Find out
Sat, Apr 14, 2018
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
Indian Railways bullet train to travel at 320 kmph, have plush seats, coffee makers, and more
Wed, Mar 28, 2018
For passengers’ safety, a special general inspection train will reportedly ply on the tracks once in 10 days to check the tracks, and a block between 12.00am and 6.00am will be operated every day so that the trains will run only after its safety confirmation nod. It may be noted that Surat will have a depot for assembling the parts of the train and testing it on the tracks. Meanwhile, land acquisition is still a matter of concern for NHSRCL.
Exclusive: Japan in driver's seat for Indian bullet train deals
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Japanese steel and engineering companies are in the driver`s seat to bag major supply contracts for a $17 billion Indian bullet train, several sources said, undermining a key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s economic policy - a push to `Make in India`.
Bullet train: Work on India’s first undersea tunnel starts
Mon, Jan 01, 2018
NHSRCL and RITES have reportedly completed the survey of mangroves around the creek using Light Distance and Ranging (LIDAR) -- an aerial survey of the forest using a 100 megapixel camera.
Modi-Abe lay foundation stone for bullet train; advance deadline by a year
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
India's first ever bullet train from Mumbai to Ahmedabad will cover a distance of 508 Km in two hours. With only 12 stops between the stations a portion of this train will be under the Thane Creek.
Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train to be ready by 2023; PM Modi, Japan's Abe to lay foundation stone next month
Wed, Aug 02, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's PM Shinzo Abe to lay foundation stone of bullet train project next month during latter's visit to India.
Railway passengers to get new toilet systems in E5 Shinkansen bullet trains
Sun, Jun 11, 2017
Rail passengers can look forward to an entirely new kind of toilet system -- urinals, western style toilets with hot water and washing closet seat facility and separate washrooms for men and women equipped with triple mirrors for make-up.