50 years ago, Japan got itself the world's first high-speed 'Bullet' train, the Shinkansen. Five years later, we got ourselves the Rajdhani. Over the decades, we've heard the words 'Bullet train' uttered here and there by authorities. And now finally, by 2022 (or later depending on the number and the sheer variety of delays) we'll have the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train. You knew that. You've also heard all about the Rs 60,000 crore cost, the investors and all.
We're in daydream mode now. What if, and this is just food for thought, we have Bullet trains crisscrossing through all major Indian cities? We calculated just how long it will take to travel from Delhi to other metros.
(The average speed taken for estimating the time taken to travel by bullet trains is 320km/h, the average of most of the bullet trains in the world. The Mumbai-Ahmedabad one is expected to be as fast as 350km/h. And the world's fastest, China's Shanghai Maglev, has a maximum operational speed of 430km/h.)
From HT Brunch, July 20
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