High-speed rail in India Current Affairs, GK & News

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen oppsoes Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project

The railway workers union — National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) has recently opposed the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. They asked the government to first prioritize work on existing train routes instead of focusing on the bullet train. Before the bullet train starts running, it is important to undertake repairs and maintenance work of the ..

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Hyperloop

Hyperloop may be regarded as a terrestrial transportation system that is based on pod device. It has the capacity to carry passengers and freight at the speed of an airline through a vacuum tube. It was first developed by the technology billionaire Elon Musk. Hyperloops are also being created in India by a Bangalore-based startup ..

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India’s first bullet train project “MAHSR” to be built with help of Japan

India’s first bullet train project “Mumbai–Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) corridor” will be launched during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in September 12-14, 2017. Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will jointly inaugurate the bullet train project with the laying of foundation stone and a ground breaking ceremony. This is expected to take ..

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Indian Railways inks MoU with Belgium for station development

Indian Railways inked an MoU with Belgium on bilateral co-operation for effective development and modernization of railway sector of both the countries. Railways have selected about 50 stations including New Delhi, Howrah, Mumbai, Patna, Bhubaneswar and Chennai for transforming them into world class stations. Railways will utilize Belgium expertise in modernization of railway stations involving ..

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Railways to establish NHSRC to execute bullet train project

With the aim to accelerate the ambitious high speed corridor project, the government will establish a corporation to exclusively deal with aspects like its tendering process and execution. The National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC) will be created very soon to focus on execution of the bullet train project, including tendering, pre-feasibility study and awarding ..

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