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Report: India's homemade bullet train to surpass 250 KM/H

India's homegrown bullet train project integrates Japanese technology for faster connectivity and complementing existing rail infrastructure.

Report: Indias homemade bullet train to surpass 250 KM/H

Report: India's homemade bullet train to surpass 250 KM/H

India is developing its own high-speed bullet train capable of exceeding 250 kilometres per hour, according to a senior government official as reported by a popular news agency. India Bullet train is based on the Vande Bharat platform and is able to reach speeds of up to 220 km/h. It will be faster than any current Indian Railways trains.

The Integral Coach Factory in Chennai is designing this train, using domestic technology and manufacturing. The Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project, funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, has finished pier work and land acquisition. These developments contribute to the expansion of India's high-speed rail network while enhancing connectivity and modern transportation options.

These bullet trains will utilise Japanese technology, specifically the Shinkansen E5 series, known for speeds of up to 320 km/h. The goal is to boost the speed of Indian Railways trains, with the proposed Vande Bharat trains boasting improved acceleration compared to existing bullet trains. This initiative contributes to the advancement of infrastructure development, which is important for modernising India's transportation systems.

Bullet trains manufactured domestically will run on newly announced south, east, and north corridors. They will feature increased indigenous manufacturing and technology. These efforts will complement the Western Corridor developed with Japanese cooperation.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency is supporting the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project financially, while the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd., supervises implementation. NHSRCL announced the completion of 300 km of pier work and finalised land acquisition for the entire 508 km stretch in January.

Vineela Sekhar
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