Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed train: Surat will be the first station to be ready for India’s first high-speed train
The MAHSR corridor will cover 12 stations in total – Surat, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad, Sabarmati, Bilimora, Bharuch, Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi.
Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project: Surat will become the first station of India’s next high-speed rail project! Minister of State for Railways Darshana Jardosh, on Twitter, said the city of Surat in Gujarat, as it has always done, will innovate and take the progress of the country to new levels. The upcoming Surat station will become the first station to be ready between Ahmedabad and Mumbai high speed rail line for India’s first futuristic high speed rail project. The MAHSR corridor will cover 12 stations in total – Surat, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad, Sabarmati, Bilimora, Bharuch, Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi.
Once the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project is ready, the travel time between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will be 2.07 hours (limited stops), 2.58 hours (stop at stations) compared to the duration of the existing train journey of seven to eight hours. The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed train will operate using Japanese Shinkansen technology, known for its safety and reliability and which has been proven for over 50 years. The maximum design speed of the train would be 350 km per hour and the maximum operating speed would be 320 km per hour.
The MAHSR is a visionary project of the Government of India which will herald a new era of speed, safety and service for the public and help the Indian Railway network to become a world leader in terms of speed, scale and competence. . Recently, IE reported that for the high-speed rail project, Gujarat State has acquired almost 100% of the required private land. However, in the state of Maharashtra, 24% of the land is yet to be acquired for the MAHSR project. Commissioner for Land Reforms and also ex officio Secretary in the Department of Revenue, P Swaroop was quoted in the report as saying that over 99.4% of the land needed for the Gujarat high-speed rail project has been acquired. The land acquisition process is monitored daily, he said.
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