High Speed Trains Coming in India

Trains travelling at 300 km an hour could become a reality in India, according to Union Minister of State for Railways R Velu. On his recent visit to China, the minister held talks with Chinese authorities on the transfer of technology for highspeed trains.

“The Chinese have shown a great interest in the technology transfer,” he told the media here on Monday. He added that the Chinese were known for executing projects within a given time frame.

“The railway has identified five routes for high speed trains — Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad; Delhi-Amritsar-Chandigarh; Secunderabad-Vijayawada- Chennai; Chennai-Bangalore- Coimbatore-Kochi and a small stretch in Kolkata,” he added.

“For this, a feasibility study has to be conducted on traffic potential, commercial viability, and the like”, he said.

He also spoke on the need for a world class railway station, which houses facilities and security measures similar to the ones available at airports.

Source: Express Buzz