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Like the Shatabdi trains,bullet train coaches will have overhead bins for storing hand baggage. (Getty images)

Bullet train passengers may be charged for extra baggage

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 07:49 AM IST
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.
The Modern Coach Factory (MCF) in Raebareli, UP, is projected as a potential manufacturing site for building bullet train coaches.(REUTERS)
The Modern Coach Factory (MCF) in Raebareli, UP, is projected as a potential manufacturing site for building bullet train coaches.(REUTERS)

Make in India: Railways to pitch for building bullet train coaches locally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 07:52 AM IST
At a later stage, the Railways plans to offer one of its factories for local manufacturing of the coaches to a Japanese company that might be interested in making them in India.
The high-speed Japanese bullet trains, known as the Shinkansen, at Tokyo station. The trains are capable of hitting top speeds of 320-350 km per hour.(AP)
The high-speed Japanese bullet trains, known as the Shinkansen, at Tokyo station. The trains are capable of hitting top speeds of 320-350 km per hour.(AP)

Want to drive India’s first bullet train? Knowing Japanese could be your ticket

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2018 08:21 AM IST
The minimum educational qualification for drivers of the bullet train is likely to be Bachelor’s degree. An engineering degree will not, however, be compulsory.
A 2014 file photo of the Shinkansen high-speed train in Tokyo. India and Japan signed a deal for a high-speed train to link Mumbai with Ahmadabad and will cut travel time from eight hours to two.(AP)
A 2014 file photo of the Shinkansen high-speed train in Tokyo. India and Japan signed a deal for a high-speed train to link Mumbai with Ahmadabad and will cut travel time from eight hours to two.(AP)

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train tickets could cost between Rs 250 and Rs 3,000

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 07:28 PM IST
The proposed bullet train is expected to be up and running by 2022 and will cover approximately 500 km between Mumbai and Ahmedabad at a top speed of 320 kmph.
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