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Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train deadline advanced to 2022: Piyush Goyal

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Preston Stone | 12 September, 2017, 01:54

Sanjeev Sinha will be an advisor for upcoming Ahmedabad - Mumbai bullet train project.

The official, who in-charge of the bullet train project, said that while the deadline to launch the train will remain 2023, the railways is focused to start it keeping in view the Independence Day celebrations in 2022. The next morning, they would attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the high speed rail project at the Sabarmati railway station.

Ahead of ground breaking ceremony of the bullet train project, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday exuded confidence that country's rail network will be transformed and revolutionised after the initiative.

"The way the Modi government implements projects, like LED conversion, laying of optical fibre cables, we are confident that it can be done", Goyal said.

The much-awaited bullet train project would be based on Japnese technology.

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The high-speed railway line between Ahmedabad and Mumbai is expected to cover 508 kilometers in about two hours, the operating speed for the train will be around 320 kmph. "Repayment of loan is to begin after 15 years of receiving the loan, making it practically free since, this loan interest works out to roughly Rs 7-8 crore per month", said a railway statement.

"The PM's goodwill and image are instrumental in India getting such a cheap loan from Japan", he said. Over two-third of the project will be in Gujarat and rest in Maharashtra.

While covering the 508-km stretch between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, the train will stop at 10 stations - Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand and Sabarmati.

Outlining the road-map for the Bullet train, Goyal said that once India adopts the train technology, it could start production of low-priced high-speed trains and become an exporter. The railway minister even said that coming of bullet trains to India will boost employment, adding, that in future India will be able to export it too. He added that he is aware that many Indians are critical of this project but that the Modi government was committed to it and ready to take India to the ranks of developed economies by adopting the latest technologies.

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