Bullet train UPDATE! Railway minister claims India's 1st to run in 2026

During an interview with a media agency, the Union Minister stated that the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project is moving along really well.

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New Delhi: Union Railways and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw stated on Tuesday that significant work has been achieved in building several stations for India's first bullet train, and we are prepared to operate the first train in one part in 2026. During an interview with a media agency, the Union Minister stated that the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project is moving along really well.

Completion report

Over 290 kilometers of work have already been completed. Eight rivers will be crossed by bridges built over them. Twelve stations are active with work. The construction is almost finished because the stations have also made it at the same level, according to Ashwini Vaishnaw. "Work is under progress at two depots. The Union Minister told a media agency that the work is moving extremely quickly towards the goal of opening its first part in 2026. The Bullet Train project is quite complex. The design was finished nearly two and a half years after the project began in 2017. 

Vibrations?

The Union Minister stated, "Its design is highly complex since the vibrations are very strong at the pace at which the train has to operate." He elaborated that we must draw current from the electricity above in order to control these vibrations. But how can we draw that current? Aerodynamics, speed, and other factors all need to be properly considered, and work should start immediately.

Mass transportation system

The tunnel that serves the bullet train track is 21 km long, including a 7 km underwater section. The tunnel's deepest point is 56 metres.  The bullet trains will travel at a speed of 300–320 kmph inside the tunnel.  The goal is to build high-speed rail between Mumbai and Ahmedabad using Japan's Shinkansen technology in order to create a high-frequency mass transit system.