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First visuals of Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train released

E5 Series Shinkansen will be modified as a bullet train running between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
The Embassy of Japan has released the visuals of the model which will run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai once the bullet train project is completed.
The Embassy of Japan has released the visuals of the model which will run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai once the bullet train project is completed.
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 08:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

L&T lowest bidder for Rs 25,000 crore contract in Ahmedabad bullet train project

Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train is the first high-speed train project of India, which is being built with the help of Japan.
According to sources, the contract is worth Rs 24,985 crore and the construction major is set to bag the largest civil contract of the bullet train project.
According to sources, the contract is worth Rs 24,985 crore and the construction major is set to bag the largest civil contract of the bullet train project.
Published on Oct 19, 2020 10:53 PM IST
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ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

Japan struggles to save beloved bullet trains from running out of passengers

Tokyo Station serving regional destinations is a shadow of its former self. Gone are the usual crowds and on a mid-week afternoon in late September, just a handful of commuters browsed bento-box stores.
At a time of year when many people in Japan should be getting out of the city to enjoy the changing fall colours, there’s little holiday making going on.(Unsplash)
At a time of year when many people in Japan should be getting out of the city to enjoy the changing fall colours, there’s little holiday making going on.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 07:43 PM IST
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Japan | ByBloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Covid: Japan struggles to save bullet trains from running out of passengers

It isn’t only airlines the coronavirus pandemic has upended. At a time of year when many people in Japan should be getting out of the city to enjoy the changing fall colours and nip in the air, there’s little holiday making going on. And the nation’s treasured bullet trains are ailing.
East Japan Railway Co. and West Japan Railway Co., two of the largest by ticket sales, are forecasting their deepest losses since the country’s rail network was privatized in 1987(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)
East Japan Railway Co. and West Japan Railway Co., two of the largest by ticket sales, are forecasting their deepest losses since the country’s rail network was privatized in 1987(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)
Published on Oct 06, 2020 07:50 AM IST
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ByBloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Railways to reassess timeline on Bullet Train project, timeframe to emerge after few months

Hindustan Times on Friday had reported that the work on land acquisition and tendering for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed rail corridor may face delays due to Covid-19 and the Bullet Train may fail to meet its 2023 deadline.
The project connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad has a deadline of December 2023. The Railways had said last month that the high-speed rail corridor is expected to be completed on time despite the Covid-19 outbreak.(BLOOMBERG.)
The project connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad has a deadline of December 2023. The Railways had said last month that the high-speed rail corridor is expected to be completed on time despite the Covid-19 outbreak.(BLOOMBERG.)
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 08:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Bullet train project may be delayed due to Covid

The work on land acquisition and tendering for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed rail corridor may face delays due to Covid-19 and the bullet train may fail to meet its 2023 deadline, officials aware of the development said.
The Railways had said last month that the high-speed rail corridor is expected to be completed on time despite the Covid-19 outbreak.(Shutterstock)
The Railways had said last month that the high-speed rail corridor is expected to be completed on time despite the Covid-19 outbreak.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 09:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

Bullet Train project may face delays due to Covid-19

So far 63 percent land has been acquired for the project, according to the project implementing agency National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL).
A representational image: Bullet train in Japan.(Shutterstock)
A representational image: Bullet train in Japan.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 11:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Travel: Japan beyond the cherry blossoms

There’s so much more to Japan than sakura, geishas and tea ceremonies
Matsushima is home to the serene and beautiful Entsuin temple
Matsushima is home to the serene and beautiful Entsuin temple
Updated on Feb 09, 2020 12:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLubna Salim

Bullet train is a dream project but is it useful? asks Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

The bullet train project, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project, has faced stiff opposition from farmers and tribals whose land is going to be acquired.
Uddhav Thackeray has already announced a review of the bullet train project in December.(Sunny Shende/ HT Photo)
Uddhav Thackeray has already announced a review of the bullet train project in December.(Sunny Shende/ HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 04, 2020 12:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySwapnil Rawal

Railways plans six high-speed corridors to ease congestion

The corridors include the Delhi-Noida-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi (865 km) and the Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad (886km) sections.
The detailed project report (DPR) will be prepared within a year, railway board chairman VK Yadav said.(Photo: Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
The detailed project report (DPR) will be prepared within a year, railway board chairman VK Yadav said.(Photo: Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
Updated on Jan 30, 2020 05:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan

Japan’s military deployed helicopters to rescue people seen standing on balconies waving towels to attract attention.
Aerial footage showed a row of bullet trains half-submerged in muddy waters at a depot in Nagano.(Reuters image)
Aerial footage showed a row of bullet trains half-submerged in muddy waters at a depot in Nagano.(Reuters image)
Updated on Oct 13, 2019 11:06 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByPress Trust of India

Gujarat HC dismisses farmers’ pleas against bullet train land acquisition

The government has set an ambitious deadline for completing the project by August 15, 2022, when India will mark 75 years of Independence.
Bullet trains between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will mark India’s shift to an era of high-speed trains capable of hitting speeds of up to 350 km per hour.(HT FILE)
Bullet trains between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will mark India’s shift to an era of high-speed trains capable of hitting speeds of up to 350 km per hour.(HT FILE)
Published on Sep 20, 2019 04:13 AM IST
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Ahmedabad | ByHiral Dave

Travel: Finding happiness in Salamanca and Toledo

A few things you’ll get in the tale of these two cities: History. Ham. Honour. And happiness!
An aerial view of Salamanca from the university tower(Saubhadra Chatterji)
An aerial view of Salamanca from the university tower(Saubhadra Chatterji)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 10:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySaubhadra Chatterji

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train fare to be around Rs 3,000, says official

A new railway station for the bullet train will be built over the existing railway lines on the eastern side above platform no 10, 11 and 12. The bullet train corridor will have 12 stations across its 508-km stretch between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
The fare for the Mumbai- Ahmedabad bullet train would be around Rs 3,000, an official of the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) said on Thursday.(Pramod Thakur/HT File Photo)
The fare for the Mumbai- Ahmedabad bullet train would be around Rs 3,000, an official of the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) said on Thursday.(Pramod Thakur/HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 10:07 AM IST
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Ahmedabad | ByPress Trust of India

Bullet train: Japanese agency will not allow destruction of mangroves

The bullet train will run at a speed of 320kmph and cover the Mumbai-Ahmedabad distance in an expected three hours.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is helping India build the bullet train, has said they will monitor the entire process of compensatory plantation and survival of mangroves for the project. (Representative Image)(Bloomberg)
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is helping India build the bullet train, has said they will monitor the entire process of compensatory plantation and survival of mangroves for the project. (Representative Image)(Bloomberg)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 12:35 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Mind the doors: Japan bullet train runs with door open at 280 kph with 340 passengers on board

The accident, due to human error, was a rare mishap for the Japanese “Shinkansen” bullet train which has a world-famous safety and punctuality record.
A Kyushu Railway Co. 800 series Shinkansen bullet train arrives at Kurume Station in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.(Bloomberg file photo for representation)
A Kyushu Railway Co. 800 series Shinkansen bullet train arrives at Kurume Station in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.(Bloomberg file photo for representation)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 04:36 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAgence France-Presse

Soon, officials could visit Japan for India’s bullet train project

India is also working with Japan to make key technical changes to the bullet trains so that they can handle extreme heat and high levels of pollution.
Shinkansen bullet trains are stopped at Tokyo Train Station. The Commission of Railway Safety (CRS), which certifies new rail tracks and trains in the country for safe operations, has no experience of certifying bullet trains and tracks, which are being introduced in India for the first time.(Getty Images)
Shinkansen bullet trains are stopped at Tokyo Train Station. The Commission of Railway Safety (CRS), which certifies new rail tracks and trains in the country for safe operations, has no experience of certifying bullet trains and tracks, which are being introduced in India for the first time.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 11:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

Resolve bullet train Vikhroli land issue in national interest: Bombay HC to Maharashtra government

The ownership of the land is disputed and the court has asked the advocate general to resolve the issue between the state and the Godrej group. The next hearing will be on August 16.
The Bombay high court (HC) directed the state to come up with a solution pertaining to the plot of 3.9 hectares at Vikhroli, which is being sought by the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.(HT Photo)
The Bombay high court (HC) directed the state to come up with a solution pertaining to the plot of 3.9 hectares at Vikhroli, which is being sought by the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 03:02 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop project is a case of misplaced priorities | Opinion

This fantasy-like technology, which goes far beyond the Bullet Train in its promise, was proposed by American company Virgin Hyperloop.
The first stage is a 11.8-km demonstration track between Gahunje and Urse village alongside the Pune-Mumbai expressway on Pune’s outskirts.(HT Photo)
The first stage is a 11.8-km demonstration track between Gahunje and Urse village alongside the Pune-Mumbai expressway on Pune’s outskirts.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 06:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAbhay Vaidya

Bullet trains to be customised for India’s heat, dust

The National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL), which is executing the project linking the capitals of Maharashtra and Gujarat, believes the trains will have to be customised for Indian conditions so that they don’t break down due to heat and dust.
PM Narendra Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe during inspection of a bullet train manufacturing plant in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture on Novermber 12, 2016.(AFP Photo)
PM Narendra Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe during inspection of a bullet train manufacturing plant in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture on Novermber 12, 2016.(AFP Photo)
Published on Jul 29, 2019 07:30 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

Bullet train passengers may be charged for extra baggage

The introduction of the country’s first bullet train, known as the Shinkansen in Japan and expected to be operational in 2022, will mark India’s shift to an era of high-speed trains capable of hitting speeds of up to 350 kilometres per hour.
Like the Shatabdi trains,bullet train coaches will have overhead bins for storing hand baggage. (Getty images)
Like the Shatabdi trains,bullet train coaches will have overhead bins for storing hand baggage. (Getty images)
Updated on Jul 14, 2019 07:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

32K mangroves to be razed for bullet train, NHSRCL confirms

The reassessment came a week after the Maharashtra transport minister told the Assembly that 54,000 mangroves would be lost to the project. The latest assessment states 32,044 trees will be axed.
Aerial view of Thane Creek in Thane, India(Photo by Praful Gangurde/ Hindustan Times)
Aerial view of Thane Creek in Thane, India(Photo by Praful Gangurde/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 30, 2019 02:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

32K mangroves to be razed for Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train, NHSRCL confirms

Meanwhile, two city organisations have written to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) about the environmental impact of the project
Thane Creek.(HT PHOTO)
Thane Creek.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 30, 2019 01:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

From cars to bullet trains, India-Japan ties have come a long way: PM Modi

India is planning to run its first bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad with Japan’s help. The first stretch of the ambitious project is expected to be completed by 2022.
Addressing the Indian community in Kobe, Prime Minister Modi said Japan has played an important role in India’s economic development. (Photo@BJP4India)
Addressing the Indian community in Kobe, Prime Minister Modi said Japan has played an important role in India’s economic development. (Photo@BJP4India)
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 10:00 PM IST
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Kobe | ByPress Trust of India

PM Modi discusses bullet train, Varanasi with Japan PM on G20 sidelines

The bilateral meeting also discussed other important issues of mutual concern and was described as “very constructive and detailed” between ‘old friends’ by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale.
PM Modi started his G20 visit with wide-ranging discussions on bilateral matters with ‘old friend’ Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.(REUTERS)
PM Modi started his G20 visit with wide-ranging discussions on bilateral matters with ‘old friend’ Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 25, 2020 07:35 PM IST
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Hindustan times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

MMRDA finally gets a buyer for its BKC plot; may fetch 2,300cr

Authority will again extend deadline for two plots that didn’t find a bidder this time
The MMRDA wants to lease plots to fund its metro projects in and around the city.(HT FILE)
The MMRDA wants to lease plots to fund its metro projects in and around the city.(HT FILE)
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 12:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByTanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai

Udantashtari, Chetak: Contest to name bullet train sees 22K entries

The agency has directed suggestions received via social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to the platform before it is expected to finalise a name for the train by the first week of July.
The agency has directed suggestions received via social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to the platform before it is expected to finalise a name for the train by the first week of July. (Representative image)
The agency has directed suggestions received via social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to the platform before it is expected to finalise a name for the train by the first week of July. (Representative image)
Published on Jun 03, 2019 07:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Palghar independent candidates fighting for a cause

According to Dattaram Karbat and Swapnil Koli, they are in the Lok Sabha fight to save their land, livelihood and to give a “voice” to Palghar’s residents.
Swapnil Koli(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Swapnil Koli(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 12:40 AM IST
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BySwapnil Rawal, Mumbai

Bullet train: CISF to finalise security steps

The first bullet train service in India, between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is due to be launched in August 2022.
RPF officers are coordinating with the state police to ensure no violence takes place during land acquisition.(Shutterstock Image For Representation)
RPF officers are coordinating with the state police to ensure no violence takes place during land acquisition.(Shutterstock Image For Representation)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 08:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

Win cash prize by designing logo and naming India’s first bullet train

An NHSRCL spokesperson said a name will provide an identity to the Japanese-made bullet train and help people to establish a connect with it.
Citizens are getting a chance to name India’s first bullet train and design a mascot for it.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Citizens are getting a chance to name India’s first bullet train and design a mascot for it.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 07:18 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar
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