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मुंबई सेंट्रल     मुम्बई सेन्ट्रल
[Bombay Central]

Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 5
Number of Halting Trains: 0
Number of Originating Trains: 28
Number of Terminating Trains: 27
Bhulabhai Desai Road, Opp. ST Depot, Mumbai 400008
State: Maharashtra
Elevation: 8 m above sea level
Zone: WR/Western
Division: Mumbai
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एक तरफ रेल मंत्री मुम्बई से अहमदाबाद के बीच बुलेट ट्रेन चलाने की योजना बना रहे हैं तो दूसरी तरफ गुरुवार की रात एक ऐसी घटना हुई जिसमें रेल्वे की भारी लापरवाही सामने आई है। भुसावल से आने वाले ट्रेन के पेसेंजर के कोच को अहमदाबाद से मुम्बई जाने वाली ट्रेन से जोड़ा जाता है। यात्री कोच में ही थे परंतु ट्रेन कोच को जोड़े बिना मुम्बई पहुंच गई। इससे यात्री देर रात तक वहीं अटके रहे।
May 24 2017 (13:46)  ON-DEMAND SEAT RESERVATION IN SELECT TRAINS FROM OCTOBER (www.dailypioneer.com)
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May 24 2017 (13:46)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by Rahul K😎🚂~/965197

May 24 2017 (13:46)
Station Tag: Mumbai Central/BCT added by Rahul K😎🚂~/965197

May 24 2017 (13:46)
Station Tag: Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus/CSTM added by Rahul K😎🚂~/965197

May 24 2017 (13:46)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by Rahul K😎🚂~/965197

May 24 2017 (13:46)
Station Tag: Patna Junction/PNBE added by Rahul K😎🚂~/965197

Posted by: Rahul K😎🚂~  101 news posts
Come October, and the Indian Railways will offer reservation on demand on select long-distance routes- and that too without leveling any extra charge to passengers.
To begin with, Railways are planning to introduce the idea of reservation on demand on sectors like Mumbai-
New Delhi, Lucknow-New Delhi, Mumbai-Howrah, and Chennai-New Delhi. If successful, the scheme would be implemented pan-India for all premier, mail and express trains by 2020.
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railway traffic has increased 20 times since Independence, railway infrastructure has gone up merely by 2.25 times. Thus there is a wide gap between the availability of berths and number of reservation seekers.
The Ministry of Railways has decided to undertake a massive capacity augmentation drive on major trunk routes. Member Traffic Railway Board Md Jamshed said the railways has planned to provide reservation for passengers on demand and simultaneously increasing the speed of all trains.
“This will be done on sectoral basis soon and by 2020 Indian Railways would offer reserved tickets to any long distance traveller,” Jamshed told The Pioneer on the sidelines of a function at Rail Bhawan on Tuesday. On this occasion, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off one train each from Hubbali to Varanasi, and another one from Hubbali to Mysuru in the poll bound Karnataka.
A senior railway official said to start with the Railway Board is considering to implement this reservation on demand services on routes where there is not enough pressure and the scheme could be manageable within existing resources.
Of the total of 67 sectors in the country identified as congestion network, Allahabad-Mughal Sarai sector on the main New Delhi-Patna-Howrah is the most congested network.
“In the beginning, we cannot think of providing such a facility on congested route such as New-Delhi Patna, Mumbai-Patna, and New Delhi Kolkatta due to mismatch of the volume of passengers and lack of infrastructure, “ said the official.

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May 24 2017 (13:53)
MumbaiRajdhani150kmph   463 blog posts   18 correct pred (59% accurate)
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if something like this happens..it will be one of the biggest achievements for railways :P

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May 24 2017 (14:00)
Akhlaq~   244 blog posts
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Bhai, Yeh reservation on demand waala funda humein samajh mein nahin aaya

May 24 2017 (14:02)
यन्त्रविन्यासYantravinyas   19754 blog posts   427 correct pred (89% accurate)
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just like KSRTC does
as the demand WL surges; it introduces new services with SPL fare within hours
IR says no SPL fare; lets see

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May 24 2017 (14:37)
DhnEcr~   5287 blog posts
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Sounds impossible. The volume of festivals passengers is way beyond capacity.

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May 24 2017 (14:44)
a2z~   866 blog posts
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* It would be very good if Reservation on demand is available and that too at normal fares.
* Practically it looks possible only after capcaity of saturated sections is duly augmented.
* By 2020, we can expect JNPT-Dadri and Ludhiana-Sonnngar DFCs to be operational and Reservation on demand may be possible on routes like Mumbai-Ahmedabad/Delhi, Delhi-Kanpur/Lucknow/Varanasi/Patna etc but for throughout IR network, it will be difficult.
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When reservation on demand is available on any route, the rail traffic shall increase drastically, as people going by other means, or cancelling/postponing their journey, due to non-availablility of confirmed rail-reservation shall then travel by train.

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May 24 2017 (15:00)
No delivery charges for i ticket~   1107 blog posts   10 correct pred (54% accurate)
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Aisa ho jaye to railway ke charan cho lo me
May 23 2017 (23:24)  MyGov Innovation | Innovation Challenge for ‘New Idea/ Suggestion to improve the working of Indian Railways’ (innovate.mygov.in)
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Posted by: SHIVKUMAR  58 news posts
In response to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s clarion call for innovation in Indian Railways under the Navrachna Initiative, Indian Railways has decided to conduct a public competition for ‘New Idea/ Suggestion to improve the working of Indian Railways’.
~Description of Innovation Challenge
~Broad Considerations in the Idea/Suggestion
~Entry Submission Fields
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and Terms & Conditions
~Evaluation Criteria
"सबसे ज्यादा Innovation Challenge for ‘New Idea/ Suggestion to improve the working of Indian Railways’ के लिए Total 1898 Submissions मिला है .
हालाँकि सुझाव देने की तारिख निकल चुकी है लेकिन आज तक इस लिंक को किसी ने भी IRI par पोस्ट नहीं किया है.
इसलिए आज मै पोस्ट कर रहा हूँ."
May 18 2017 (15:17)  देश का सबसे साफ़ विशाखापट्टनम रेलवे स्टेशन (www.newstracklive.com)
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News Entry# 302762   Blog Entry# 2281709     
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May 18 2017 (15:17)
Station Tag: Mumbai Central/BCT added by dwivid/1707893

May 18 2017 (15:17)
Station Tag: Visakhapatnam Junction/VSKP added by dwivid/1707893

May 18 2017 (15:17)
Train Tag: Visakhapatnam - Araku AC Tourist Passenger/00501 added by dwivid/1707893

Posted by: dwivid  11 news posts
नई दिल्ली। देश के स्वच्छ शहरों को लेकर सर्वे रिपोर्ट सामने आने के बाद अब देश के 75 व्यस्त रेलवे स्टेशन्स की सफाई व्यवस्था का सर्वे किया गया। इस सर्वे में विशाखापट्टनम को स्वच्छ और साफ स्टेशन बताया गया। बिहार का दरभंगा रेलवे स्टेशन देश के सबसे गंदे स्टेशन के तौर पर सामने आया। गौरतलब है कि यह देश के सबसे व्यस्त स्टेशन्स में शामिल है। मिली जानकारी के अनुसार नई दिल्ली को 39 वां क्रम प्राप्त हुआ है। दरअसल निजामुद्दीन रेलवे स्टेशन को 3 वां और पुरानी दिल्ली रेलवे स्टेशन को 4 वां क्रम दिया गया है।
इस तरह का सर्वेक्षण भारतीय गुणवत्ता परिषद द्वारा किया गया। रेल मंत्री सुरेश प्रभु ने स्वच्छता सर्वेक्षण रिपोर्ट को जारी करने के बाद कहा
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कि रेल मंत्रालय की मंशा है कि सभी स्टेशन साफ रहें। हालांकि कई स्टेशन ऐसे हैं जहां पर स्वच्छता के मामले में रैंकिंग में सुधार हुआ है और इन क्षेत्रों में स्वच्छता को लेकर काम भी हुआ है।
उल्लेखनीय है कि स्टेशन्स पर कई आधुनिक मशीनों से साफ सफाई की जा रही है। प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के लोकसभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र वाराणसी का रेलवे स्टेशन 14 वें क्रम पर था। दरअसल उक्त सर्वेक्षण कुल 407 स्टेशन्स पर किया गया। मिली जानकारी के अनुसार ए 1 श्रेणी में दरभंगा रेलवे स्टेशन 75 वें क्रम पर था।

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AK84~   2260 blog posts   2759 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Where is full list??

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May 18 2017 (16:55)
When will I get chance to travel in LHB Sleeper~   789 blog posts   81 correct pred (74% accurate)
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May 11 2017 (14:23)  मुंबई मेट्रो रेल कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड में निकली वैकेंसी (www.newstracklive.com)
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May 11 2017 (14:23)
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Posted by: dwivid  11 news posts
रिक्त पदों का नाम - डिप्टी जनरल मैनेजर - सिविल (Deputy General Manager - Civil)
आवेदन करने के लिए अंतिम तिथि - 31-05-2017
आयु सीमा क्या है - उम्मीदवार की आयु 01-05-2017 के अनुसार 40 वर्ष से अधिक नहीं होनी चाहिए.
इस जॉब में सिलेक्शन कैसे होगा - इस Govt Job के लिए, शॉर्टलिस्टिंग और इंटरव्यू में प्रदर्शन के आधार पर उमीदवार का चयन
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किया जाएगा,
सैलरी कितनी मिलेगी - नोटिफिकेशन के अनुसार वेतनमान 32,900-58,000 /- रुपये रहेगा.
आवेदन कैसे करें - आवेदन करने के लिए उम्मीदवार ऑफीशियल वेबसाइट पे जा सकते है .
May 11 2017 (14:22)  IRCTC का टिकट मिल पायेगा कैश ऑन डिलीवरी आपके घर पर ! (www.newstracklive.com)
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May 11 2017 (14:22)
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May 11 2017 (14:22)
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May 11 2017 (14:22)
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May 11 2017 (14:22)
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Posted by: dwivid  11 news posts
IRCTC ने रेल टिकटों को घर तक पहुंचने की व्यवस्था शुरू की है. जिसमे यात्री काफी तरीके एव नकदी से भुगतान कर पाएंगे. इंडियन रेलवे कैटरिंग एंड टूरिज्म कॉपरेरेशन ने ग्राहक सेवा का विस्तार करते हुए टिकट मिलने पर भुगतान की सेवा शुरू की है.
जिसमे यात्रियों के लिए ऑनलाइन ट्रैन की बुकिंग होगी. तथा भुगतान की राशि को लेने के लिए ग्राहक को डेलिवरी देने के बाद भुगतान करना हो गया. आईआरसीटीसी ने अभी यह केवल 4000 पिन कोड वाले शहरो में ही चालू की है.
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जायेगा और यह काफी लोगो को भी उपलब्ध हो जायेगा. आईआरसीटीसी के पे-ऑन-डिलीवरी (पीओडी) सिस्टम के तहत घर बैठे टिकट हासिल कर पॉयेगे. इसमें भी एक लिमिट के ऊपर चार्ज लगेगा. बताया यह भी जा रहा है कि 5000 रुपये तक की टिकट बुक करने पर 90 रुपये का चार्ज देना होगा.
इससे महंगे टिकट के लिए ग्राहकों को 120 रुपये अतिरिक्त डिलीवरी चार्ज देना पड़ सकता है. आईआरसीटीसी के एक वरिष्ठ अधिकारी के द्वारा अपनी वेबसाइट एव मोबाइल एप्प के माध्यम से पे-ऑन-डिलीवरी (पीओडी) की शुरुवात की.
May 06 2017 (14:42)  A Maruti For Rail (indianexpress.com)
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May 06 2017 (14:42)
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May 06 2017 (14:42)
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Posted by: 4πu¶am*^~  4391 news posts
Transfer of Technology (ToT) and Make in India are important pillars of the Indo-Japanese agreement on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed train (HSR) project. However, these concepts pose as much of a challenge as the projects themselves. Issues like ToT in what areas, to whom and how need to be addressed.
To address which areas ToT will take place in, a detailed analysis of the components needs to be undertaken by Indian industries and entities involved. This analysis should aim to capture first, the long-term capabilities of Indian industry to supply quality critical components for the project both during the construction and operations and management (O&M) phases and second, be conducted with the objective to reduce O&M costs through the adoption of universal specifications
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and enhanced localisation.
To address issues related to whom ToT will involve and how complicated this might be, it is worthwhile to see how other countries have handled similar situations. China successfully expanded its HSR network by opening its market to foreign players who created large-scale joint ventures with local Chinese enterprise. The government encouraged the absorption of technology through state-sponsored companies. It initiated an excellent engineer development programme to promote HSR education. Lastly, it merged local rolling stock and rail equipment businesses to make them more competitive.
The aircraft industry in Brazil and the automotive industry in South Africa grew with substantial government support. In both cases, apart from tax incentives, the government facilitated building physical capacity, human resources and technological capabilities by establishing collaborations with foreign partners. Growth was also supported by the close interaction of industry and government research or academic institutions.
In India, the pharmaceutical sector grew as the government encouraged private drug companies to undertake collaborative research through government-owned institutions. Many successful joint ventures (JVs) were also formed in the Indian automobile sector. These JVs, with international collaboration, became a preferred route for technology acquisition. In the 1980s, the Government of India set up Maruti Udyog Ltd, a JV with Japanese car maker Suzuki having 74 per cent equity. The company achieved 65 per cent indigenisation of car components by 1991. Over four decades, the initial joint venture led the automobile revolution in the country.
JVs in manufacturing require substantial support from both government and industry associations to facilitate business-to-business interaction between Japanese and Indian industry. The capabilities of Indian industry will have to be assessed in terms of their willingness to partner Japanese counterparts and upgrading their processes to suit Japanese manufacturing companies.
Considering that the high-speed project will be a technological jump for India, a suitable mechanism needs to be firmed up which can absorb the technology and expand the capabilities of Indian industry and human resources. It will be worthwhile to create a new JV for the initial rolling stock production, between a key Japanese manufacturer and a Government of India entity. A commitment by the government to a HSR rolling stock JV will minimise risks for a foreign manufacturer, enable effective technology absorption and enhance the technological capabilities of the Indian Railways.
Technology absorption will also require large-scale skill upgradation. As part of the high-speed train project, a high-speed training centre is already proposed. While the training centre will provide required skills to Indian employees, there is a need to undertake an engineering development programme in Indian technical institutes. The growth of information technology companies is supported by a number of qualified IT engineers. A similar expansion of HSR will not be possible without skilled engineers.
The HSR project creates a unique opportunity in India to replicate the success of Maruti, in the rail sector.
May 03 2017 (21:33)  पहली तेजस जून से: Wi-Fi, टी-कॉफी वेंडिंग मशीन, LCD से होगी लैस (www.bhaskar.com)
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May 03 2017 (21:33)
Station Tag: Mumbai Central/BCT added by OM SAI RAM~/1462045

Posted by: OM SAI RAM ਆਦਿਤਯ ਕੁਮਾਰ~  82 news posts
नई दिल्ली. मॉडर्न फैसिलिटीज वाली पहली तेजस एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन जून से मुंबई और गोवा के बीच दौड़ेगी। इसके पैसेंजर्स को सेलिब्रिटी शेफ द्वारा तैयार व्यंजन खाने को मिलेंगे। ट्रेन में टी और कॉफी वेंडिंग मशीनें होंगी। हर सीट पर LCD स्क्रीन के अलावा वाई-फाई सुविधा भी होगी। ट्रेन के 20 कोच इन फैसिलिटीज से लैस होंगे। खास बात यह है कि ये देश की पहली ट्रेन होगी जिसके सभी कोच में ऑटोमेटिक डोर क्लोजिंग के साथ ही सुरक्षित गैंगवेज (डिब्बों के बीच के कॉरिडोर्स) होंगे। अभी ऑटोमेटिक डोर क्लोजिंग सिर्फ मेट्रो ट्रेनों में...
- न्यूज एजेंसी के मुताबिक मौजूदा वक्त में ऑटोमेटिक डोर क्लोजिंग सिर्फ मेट्रो ट्रेनों में है, जबकि ट्रेनों में गैंगवेज खुले होते हैं, जिन्हें सुरक्षित नहीं माना जाता है।
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- बजट में किए गए वादे के मुताबिक मुंबई-गोवा के बाद दूसरी तेजस ट्रेन को दिल्ली-चंडीगढ़ रूट पर चलाए जाने के आसार हैं। ट्रेन की पहली रैक को RCF (रेल कोच फैक्ट्री) कपूरथला में तैयार किया गया है।
- रेलवे मिनिस्ट्री के एक ऑफिशियल ने बताया, "तेजस एक नई प्रीमियर क्लास ट्रेन है। इसको चलाने का मकसद पैसेंजर्स की यात्रा को ज्यादा आरामदायक बनाना है।"
तेजस में क्या-क्या फैसिलिटीज?
- ऑफिशियल ने बताया, "इस ट्रेन में टी और कॉफी वेंडिंग मशीनें, मैगजींस और स्नैक टेबल्स, हर पैसेंजर के लिए LCD स्क्रीन, बायो-वैक्यूम टॉयलेट्स में वाटर लेवल इंडीकेटर्स, सेंसर्ड टैप और हैंड ड्रायर्स (हाथ को सुखाने वाली मशीनें) लगे होंगे।"
- "ट्रेन में सेलिब्रिटी शेफ द्वारा तैयार मनपसंद खाना तो मिलेगा ही, वाई-फाई फैसिलिटी और टॉयलेट इंगेजमेंट बोर्ड भी होगा। ट्रेन के अंदर का कलर बाहर के कलर से मैच करेगा जिससे पैसेंजर्स को वर्ल्ड क्लास ट्रैवलिंग का अहसास मिलेगा।"
- ऑफिशियल ने बताया, "ट्रेन में LCD स्क्रीन को पैसेंजर के मनोरंजन के मकसद से लगाया गया है, लेकिन इसका इस्तेमाल पैसेंजर को उससे जुड़ी इन्फॉर्मेशन और सेफ्टी इंस्ट्रक्शन देने में भी किया जाएगा। हर कोच में इंटीग्रेटेड ब्रेल डिस्प्ले, डिजिटल डेस्टीनेशन बोर्ड्स और इलेक्ट्रॉनिक रिजर्वेशन चार्ट भी होंगे।"
- "एग्जीक्यूटिव क्लास और चेयर कार वाली तेजस एक्सप्रेस में कैटरिंग सर्विस राजधानी और शताब्दी ट्रेनों की तरह होगी। इसके कोच में 22 नए फीचर्स हैं, इनमें आग और धुएं का पता लगाने वाला और उन्हें रोकने वाला सिस्टम भी शामिल है।"
Apr 30 2017 (13:40)  New premier train for the Mumbai-Goa route (www.thehindu.com)
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LCD screens, automatic doors, vending machines, braille displays and more.
Soon, train passengers travelling between Mumbai and Goa may be spoilt for choice: cuisine curated by celebrity chefs, tea and coffee vending machines and individual LCD screens.
Railways will unveil a new premier train service between Mumbai and Goa in June with state-of-the-art facilities, called the Tejas Express. Comprising executive class and chair cars, Tejas coaches will be equipped with 22 new features, including fire and smoke detection and suppression systems and the improved aesthetics.
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20-coach Tejas Express will also have automatic doors and secured gangways for all coaches, a first for the Indian Railways. Currently automatic doors are operational in Metro trains only, while gangways, corridors between coaches, are not closed from the sides.
After the Mumbai-Goa run, the Tejas service, which was promised in the budget, is likely to be pressed on the Delhi-Chandigarh route.
Since Tejas will be a new premier class train, there will be facilities like tea and coffee vending machines, magazines and snack tables, said a senior Railway Ministry official. There will also be water level indicators in bio-vacuum toilets, sensorised taps, and hand driers.
Besides choicest cuisine curated by celebrity chefs, there will also be wi-fi facilities and toilet engagement boards.
The train’s interior colour scheme will match the exterior to give the passengers a feel of world class travel.
The LCD screens meant for entertainment purpose will also be used for disseminating passenger-related information and safety instructions, the official added.
Tejas coaches will also have integrated braille displays, digital destination boards, and electronic passenger reservation charts.
Catering service will be part of Tejas fares like Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.
The aim is to provide comfort to passengers in the inter-city journeys, the official said.
Apr 30 2017 (06:34)  Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train will have wide-ranging economic benefits: Report (indianexpress.com)
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The introduction of the Japanese bullet train technology in India will have wide-ranging economic and social benefits, a report in Nikkei Asian Review said. The bullet train line is proposed to be built between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, two cities 505 kilometres apart, with the help of Japanese ‘Shinkansen’ technology. A bullet train ride is estimated to take two hours and seven minutes between the two cities while the fastest train at the moment, Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi, takes a little more than six hours. The cost of the high-speed rail line project is estimated to be Rs 1.08 lakh crore.
“A high-speed railway that is safe, comfortable and punctual will give businesspeople just what they need, and it can trigger significant economic development,” Takema
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Sakamoto, the India representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, was quoted saying in the NAR report.
While many say that high-speed railway line is exorbitant for India and its citizens, Sakamoto said India’s current GDP per person is ‘on par’ with that of Japan when it launched the bullet line in 1964. He also said India’s initial investment can be recovered by learning Japan’s methods of raising operational inefficiency. He remarked that areas around the railway stations will also experience economic boom similar to what is being seen with regard to metro projects in the country.
Analysts have said the railway project may not generate revenues thanks to the prices offered by budget airlines on flights between the two cities. Also, the flight take less time compared to the train. Sakamoto said apart from the fare, revenue can be generated from the sale of goods inside the stations as well as from ads and the business activities around the area of the station.
Construction of the project is scheduled to begin in 2018 and completed by 2023. The railway line will begin underground in the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai, then travelling 21 kilometres through a tunnel including a section under the sea and then rising above the land near Thane. Much of the section through Gujarat will also be elevated. There will be a total of 12 stations, eight of which will be in Gujarat.
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