Transport Update

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train may run on elevated corridor

February 2016
In order to solve problems like acquiring vast tracts of land and building underpasses for people and cattle, the proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train may run on an elevated corridor, which is likely to increase the project cost by about Rs 10,000 crore. Building of an elevated corridor will remove the problems of acquiring vast tracts of land, building underpasses for cattle, people and transport to pass and also the entire corridor will not be required to be fenced in order to prevent cattle and people from crossing over. A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is being set up to implement the project. The project feasibility was jointly conducted by RITES, Italferr and Systra in July 2015.