Bullet Train

  • French companies evince keen interest in bullet train project July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after the Centre announced plans to introduce a bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and to allow foreign direct investment into the railways sector, a number of French companies have come forward to participate in the project. The government had unveiled these plans in the Railway Budget, 2014-15...
  • High tariff needed to make bullet trains viable: Economic survey July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: High tariff and large passenger volumes are required to justify investment in high-speed train projects as these are highly capital intensive in nature, the Economic Survey (ES) has said. Railways has in consultation with state governments selected seven corridors for carrying out pre-feasibility studies for the introduction of high-speed,...
  • Map: Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train route July 9, 2014

    Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said that Indian Railways is on its way to fulfil the long cherished dream to run a bullet train. Presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in Parliament on Tuesday, he said, the Railways proposes bullet trains by starting off with an already identified Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector, where...
  • Bullet trains won't work in India, says Nitish Kumar July 9, 2014

    Former Railway minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said that bullet trains, proposed in this year's Railway budget, were not feasible in the country, though the concept sounded very impressive. Kumar said that he travelled from London to Paris on a bullet train during his time and made efforts...
  • No hike in fares, Railways to attract FDI July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Sparing passengers of any further fare hike, Railway Budget for 2014-15 proposes to attract private domestic and FDI in infrastructure projects and pursuing private-public partnership to boost the finances of the cash-strapped railways. Having hiked fares to the tune of 14.2 per cent recently, Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda who...
  • Rail Budget: Bullet trains, Diamond Quadrilateral of high-speed rail July 8, 2014

    Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said that Indian Railways is on its way to fulfil the long cherished dream to run a bullet train. Presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in Parliament on Tuesday, he said, the Railways proposes bullet trains by starting off with an already identified Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector, where...
  • Railway budget expectations: Clean trains and platforms should be ensured July 6, 2014

    With just two days to go for the Railway budget, people across the country have high expectations from the government to improve the condition of railway stations. Hygiene was a crucial part on everyone's agenda. Cleanliness of platforms, and the fixing of the IRCTC website for speedy booking of tickets...
  • China plans a 13,000 km rail line to America passing through an under-ocean tunnel May 9, 2014

    Beijing: China plans to build an ambitious 13,000 km rail line to operate bullet trains to America through Russia passing through a tunnel underneath the Pacific Ocean to reach the continental US via Alaska and Canada. The proposed line beginning from China's north east could go through Russia's eastern Siberia, the...
  • Rail Budget reflects UPA's non-performance: Narendra Modi February 27, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed the Railway Budget as "anti-development" and said that it reflects the "non-performance of the UPA government". "The Centre's railway budget is anti-development and showcases the non-performance of the government. It will increase the burden of rising prices on the common people,"...
  • China starts world's longest bullet train route December 26, 2012

    Beijing: China on Wednesday inaugurated world's longest high-speed rail route linking its capital Beijing with the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, covering a distance of 2,298 kms. Running at an average speed of 300 km per hour, the bullet train will save nearly 12 hours by bringing down the travel time...
  • Roadmap for Mumbai-Ahemedabad bullet train cleared July 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Putting the ambitious Mumbai-Ahemedabad rail cooridor on fast track, the Railways will now constitute a project steering group to examine various options available for executing the ambitious project. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Friday announced a roadmap for implementation of flagship infrastructure projects which include high speed corridors,...
  • Kerala's high speed rail project to be on track soon July 3, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Billed as the biggest and most expensive infrastructure projects conceived by Kerala, a high speed rail corridor for India's first bullet train is one of the mega projects the state plans to implement. On completion, it will enable one travel from Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram to the state's northern most point...
  • Soon, Mumbai to Ahmedabad in 4 hrs on bullet train March 13, 2012

    Mumbai: While high-speed trains have been zipping passengers across cities and continents in Western and Asian countries for years, the idea of introducing the bullet train is finally going to be a reality in India. Three days before the Rail Budget will be unveiled, there is good news for Mumbai's...
  • Chennai-B'lore bullet train: Long way to go February 16, 2012

    CHENNAI: Bullet train between Chennai and Bangalore could become a reality only after a feasibility study clears it, according to Shinya Fuji, director general of Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO). Fuji told reporters here on Tuesday on the sidelines of seminar on ‘Innovative Technologies in Environment and Clean Energy’ that...
  • China media reins in criticism over train crash August 1, 2011

    Beijing: China's media are curbing combative reporting of a high-speed train disaster after what observers said were orders from the ruling Communist Party's propaganda arm to stop criticism that has echoed public outrage over the tragedy. For a week, many Chinese newspapers defied censorship orders and pursued unusually aggressive reporting of...
  • Chinese Rly faces media fury over train crash July 25, 2011

    Beijing: Facing media fury over the deadly bullet train crash that left 35 people dead and 192 wounded, Chinese Railway has promised transparent probe while admitting that there are several missing people still to be accounted for. The ministry spokesman Wang Yongping found it difficult to handle the volley of questions...
  • China train crash: three senior officials sacked July 25, 2011

    Wenzhou: China sacked three senior railway officials on Sunday after a collision between two high-speed trains killed at least 43 people and raised new questions about the safety of the fast-growing rail network. A bullet train on Saturday night hit another express which lost power following a lightning strike, state media...
  • Crash may dash China's bullet train expansion plan July 24, 2011

    Beijing: China's first bullet train crash, less than a month after the launch of Beijing-Shanghai train with much fanfare may dash Beijing's multi-billion dollar plans to expand high speed train network at home besides making the technology a mainstay of its future exports. Chinese government went all out...
  • Bullet train crash in China kills 35 July 24, 2011

    Beijing: A bullet train crashed into another high-speed train that had stalled after being struck by lightning in eastern China, causing four carriages to fall off a viaduct and killing at least 35 people and injuring 191 others, state media and an official said on Sunday. It was the first derailment...
  • Japan: Bullet trains halt after killer quake March 12, 2011

    CNN's Kyung Lah travels towards the epicentre of the japan quake. ...
  • Now, a bullet may hit Mumbai June 29, 2007

    New Delhi: Maharashtra's Finance Ministry is proposing to link Mumbai with Marathwada and Vidarbha using German-made bullet trains. According to the proposal, the train would first run between Mumbai and Nagpur - bringing down the time taken for the 850 kilometre trip from 14 hours to less than four hours....