Bullet train

L&T Bags contract for Bullet Train Project

The Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has bagged a contract worth Rs 1390 crore for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. This project is India’s first such project. L&T has bagged the contract for the project from the National High-Speed Rail Corporation ..


India-Japan Partnership in Specified Skilled Worker

The Union Cabinet recently approved the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Japan on “Specified Skilled Worker”. What are the Key Features of the MoU? Under the agreement, India will send skilled labours to Japan. The MoU will set an ..


E5 Series Shinkansen

The Japanese Embassy recently released the first glimpse of Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. The E5 Series Shinkansen trains are to be used to implement the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project. The project is to be completed by 2023. E5 Series ..


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 ..

Sister City Partnership: LoI shared between Ahmedabad and Kobe

A Letter of Intent (LoI) was exchanged between Ahmedabad and Japanese city of Kobe for a sister city partnership. The LoI was exchanged in presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Kobe to address a large Indian diaspora ..


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 ..