Indian Railways Plans to Build HSR Network

Indian Railways Plans to Build HSR Network
April 15, 2008 11:28 pm

Indian Railways plans to run Japanese-style, high-speed bullet trains on five routes across the country, according to Indian news reports.

The state rail company is planning to select an international consultancy to carry out a study in August, Indian Railways Board Chairman Kalyan Coomar Jena told The Calcutta Telegraph.
However, the trains are expected to cost around Rs600 per kilometre, making it seem “improbable” in India at this time, Jena admitted to reporters.
The five selected routes are Mumbai-Pune, Mumbai-Ahmedabad, Chennai-Ernakulam via Coimbatore and Bangalore, Delhi-Amritsar and Howrah-Haldia.
The chairman also unveiled plans to build two “world class” stations on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar – one of 25 sites identified for model stations across the country – and Bangalore.
Jena told reporters that a Chinese team has already visited the proposed site in the state capital and is set to draw up a masterplan soon. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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