Considered one of the oldest operators of high speed trains, SNCF has 850 bullet trains - called TGV - that run at an average speed of 320 km per hour.
“We are in the final stages of completing our study and hope to submit our report by October. The railways will take a final call on the specifications recommended by us before inviting bids. We expect that this process would start early next year,” he said.
Building the high speed corridor is expected to cost R60,000crore at present day prices. And once work starts it will take 10 years to complete it.