Bullet train: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Update: Bullet Trains in India

The design of the station in Thane, Maharashtra, has been reworked by the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) to reduce the number of affected mangroves from the estimated 53,000 to 32,044. The NHSRCL is the main implementing agency of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor. The destroyed mangroves will then be compensated 1:5 (1, 60,000 ..

Japan starts test run on world’s fastest-ever bullet train “Alfa-X”

Japan has started testing it’s fastest-ever shinkansen bullet train “Alfa-X”, which is capable of reaching 400 kilometres per hour (249 mph). The train is scheduled to go into service in 2030 and will run at speeds of up to 360 kph (224 mph). With this feat, it will become the world’s fastest bullet train. This ..