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Leave the maps alone. Anyway it was just to give an idea of the possible Highspeed train corridors.
 

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There are many other routes which are economically feasible to run bullet trains. But this might be the introducing route for other ones...
 

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^^ wrong. Bangalore -kochi high speed railway is via salem ,coimbatore, palakkad,thrissur. actually railway will construct the HSR upto thrissur only. In thrissur it will join the state government Kerala High Speed Railway. thus it goes to Kochi. there wont be guruvayur.
 

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HSR India Roadmap

Potential roadmap for HSR India in atlleast 3 phases.
Phase 1 : semi HSR 3600 km (approved)
Phase 2 : semi HSR 6000 km + Mumbai Ahmadabad HSR
Phase 3 : semi HSR 7000 km + rest of Diamond Quadrilateral
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[/url]HSR India by psd_skp, on Flickr[/IMG]
 

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Alstom, SNCF may bid for bullet train project

http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/alstom-sncf-may-bid-for-bullet-train-project-114070901095_1.html

Alstom and SNCF French Railways on Wednesday said they were eager to bid for the Rs 60,000-crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. The companies added India should set up its own operating standards for high-speed trains.

Alstom Transport India managing director Bharat Salhotra said Alstom India was equipped and keen to provide modern technology in signaling, locomotives and high- speed trains. “The government will have to bring in more money from private and foreign investments. The development of high speed cross-border trains is the ideal answer to contemporary problems such as transportation of more passengers in greater comfort and safety while preserving the environment,” he said.

Alstom has designed the AGV, a high-speed train for the international market, taking into account environmental concerns. The company has also developed the Euroduplex, a new generation of high-speed trains in Europe.

Michel Testard, adviser for SNCF French Railways India, and Philippe Lorand, the company’s vice-president for business development, said it was keen to offer its know-how for intercity train services and station operations. Testard and Lorand said SNCF, which operates high-speed trains in France with 300,000 daily passengers, would like to bid for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. Testard and Lorand are part of a French business delegation visiting Mumbai.

“India needs high volume, high capacity and low cost trains. The government's plans for trains with speeds up to 200 kmph and a bullet train at 300 kmph are important. India will have to gradually upgrade the existing railway system and also develop bullet trains, especially when the gestation period for a bullet train project is about 10 years from its launch,” they said. Testard and Lorand suggested the bullet train should also benefit the aam aadmi.

They said SNCF could offer integrated project management from design to operations, including engineering and architecture services, programme monitoring and testing.

Besides, it can provide technical assistance and training in India or Europe and rail operation and maintenance.
 

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L&T to bid for bullet train project

http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/lt-to-bid-for-bullet-train-project/article6342744.ece


L&T Executive Chairman A. M. Naik

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is gearing up to bid for the government’s ambitious bullet train project, its Executive Chairman A. M. Naik, said on Friday. “We will certainly participate in the bidding of the bullet train project. We are already in talks with global bullet train manufacturers and technology suppliers for tie-ups. We will be much ahead than others when the project comes for bidding. We will target that project,” Mr. Naik told shareholders at the company’s 69 annual general meeting (AGM) here. He was responding to a shareholder’s query.

He said that L&T had emerged as the lowest price bidder for the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Statue of Unity project in Gujarat though the contract was yet to be awarded. The company is also expecting bigger opportunities from infrastructure projects, including metro rail.

“We have also won two major prestigious contracts in the Middle East, for Riyadh and Doha Metro projects during financial year 2014, contributing significantly to the order inflow growth during the year. We are participating in bidding for further such prospects in the region,” he added. He said the thrust on strengthening the rail network held good prospects for the company’s railways business. “We have already secured an initial order of Rs.7,000 crore in consortium with a Japanese company for a major section of the Dedicated Freight Corridor, and are bidding for more packages and we are expecting total orders of Rs.20,000 crore. We are also exploring international markets, especially the Gulf countries,” Mr. Naik added. On the outlook he said despite continuing slowdown, macro environment had shown early signs of recovery. With the dawn of a stable government the economy would improve gradually during this year.
 

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Modi's Japan visit 2014: Steps to concretise Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-08-27/news/53284612_1_bullet-train-project-mumbai-ahmedabad-high-speed-corridor-japan-visit

NEW DELHI: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Japan visit, railways is stepping up efforts to concretise the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor project amid expectation that a way forward is likely to be materialised during the trip.

The bullet train is expected to run at a speed of 300 km per hour on the 534-km-long Mumbai-Ahmedabad route



India and Japan are cooperating on Western Dedicated Freight Corridor and the proposed high speed rail corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar said here today.

Asked about the possibility of any agreement on Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed corridor to be signed between India and Japan during PM's visit from August 30, he, however, declined to comment saying, "I cannot say about it."

Currently JICA and French railway are involved in the feasibility study of the Rs 62,000 crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.

On the progress of the bullet train project, Kumar said, "JICA has already submitted the preliminary report last month and the second report with more details is expected anytime now. Then the third and final report will be submitted by June 15."

While French report will mainly focus on business development model of the project, JICA study will cover the entire gamut including alignment, scheduling, tariff, technology, traffic, funding pattern, environment and social impact, passenger profile, number of station among others.

JICA's first report was discussed in detail at the Board and now we are awaiting the next report, CRB said.

Rail Budget has allocated Rs 100 crore for the preparatory work for the bullet train project.

The allocated fund will be utilised for skill development in high speed train and studies on the proposed diamond quadrilateral project, he said.
 

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Japan to Invest in Bullet Trains, Ganga Clean-up: Top 10 Takeaways



http://www.ndtv.com/article/cheat-sheet/japan-to-invest-in-bullet-trains-ganga-clean-up-top-10-takeaways-585165


Here are the top 10 takeaways from the talks
India's bullet train project will receive financial, technical and operational support from Japan.
Japan will invest $33 billion in five years in India, a chunk of which will go into PM Modi's pet projects for cleaning up the river Ganga and for developing smart cities.
Japan will invest substantially in the Metro project in Ahmedabad in Mr Modi's Gujarat.
The two countries decided to set a target of doubling Japan's foreign direct investment and the number of Japanese companies in India within five years.
Japanese "Industrial Townships" and other townships will be set up with investment incentives for companies.
PM Modi has announced a special team in his office to facilitate Japanese investment in India.
Partnership city arrangement between Varanasi, PM Modi's constituency in Uttar Pradesh, and the historic Kyoto city.
Japan has agreed to remove six of India's space and defence-related entities from its Foreign End User List.
There will be public-private initiatives to set up Electronics Industrial Parks in India and Japan.
Enhanced participation in student exchange programmes.India will promote Japanese language education. The two countries have discussed a big push for collaboration in information technology.
 

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Is it clear whether Japs will provide their conventional Shinkansen or new Super Maglev?

I am asking on basis of the statement made by the HSR head from Rail Ministry that India looking for MagLev Technology for dedicated High Speed Network.
 

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The details of the deal is not yet worked out. Much depends on the final report from JICA and another one by France, which is only expected June next year.

It will lay down the exact requirements, feasibility, expected returns, expected time etc. Only then the final logistics will be discussed. Super Maglev will spiral the cost further which is already too high.

But lets hope we get the very latest in technology. Der aaye Durust aaye :)
 

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The details of the deal is not yet worked out. Much depends on the final report from JICA and another one by France, which is only expected June next year.

It will lay down the exact requirements, feasibility, expected returns, expected time etc. Only then the final logistics will be discussed. Super Maglev will spiral the cost further which is already too high.

But lets hope we get the very latest in technology. Der aaye Durust aaye :)
I understand the cost escalation for Super MagLev but its justified for the long term and high speed benefits it brings. Infact, the conventional Bullet will be a failure in my opinion.

Conventionals go only at 300-350 kmph and Super Maglev at 500-600 kmph. Just imagine the further time cut we get for travelling. It will come more closer to Flight options and hence will be a more practical alternative for airlines. We all know the ticktes are gonna be around same as flight tkts. Hence, the time factor has to be same too. Otherwise no body will travel in bullets giving same price as flights and take double the time or more.

Also, cost for infra will not be escalated by 100% or something. Currently its 60k Crores required. Super Maglev will take not more than 80-90K Crore.

Now, Mumbai-Ahmadabad route mite be 500 kms and time factor wont be a big deal but when we see in scope of Diamond Quadrilateral, Super Maglev will give the best RoI no matter what investment it asks for.

Afterall, its 100 % FDI. Hence, Advertisements and tkts will be ther source of returns. A Business traveller wont mind paying equal to flights if he takes similar tym in travel. Also till next decade inflation will take flight prices till 10k. Hence a 10k Super MagLev tkt wud be a hit among travellers.

Also to add, we need to see it futuristically. Such a scale of investment isnt for short or medium term. Conventionals are gonna be thing of past after 2,3 decades but Super MagLev is only gonna be more prevalent in long future. also, since the running tracks are concerned, they will sustain for next 100 years. Also with further upgrades in rolling stock the speeds will only increase in the future.

The point is. If all investment is about laying tracks then why shudnt we lay tracks which will sustain for 100 yrs rather than on those which are gonna be outdated in coming future?
 

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Source: DeshGujarat

Japan team visits Vadodara for feasibility study of high-speed train


Vadodara, 7 September 2014

Japan International Development Corporation(JIDC)’s seven members were in Vadodara in connection with proposed Ahmedabad-Mumbai High Speed Train project.

JIDC is involved in Joint Feasibility Study of Ahmedabad-Mumbai high speed railway system project. JIDC team on Friday held a meeting with Municipal Commissioner Manish Bharwaj and other officers. They spoke about Ahmedabad-Vadodara-Mumbai track’s alignment. They received copy of city development plan’s map and also sought details of ongoing infrastructure works.

For straight route of bullet train, proper land acquisition will be required. The Japanese team will visit Vadodara again in the month of November after further study.

It should be noted that Ahmedabad-Vadodara distance is around 1 hour by express highway, but proposed bullet train will take just 15 minutes. The train will possibly have only two stoppages at Vadodara and Surat.

The present railway station is not suitable for proposed bullet train, therefore a new station will be required for proposed project.

Japanese team involved in survey had earlier visited the city in January this year.
 

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Surat-Mumbai travel to take 58 minutes by bullet train

The JICA in its project outline paper of September 2014 says that it would take exactly 58 minutes to cover a distance of 266.3km between Mumbai to Surat. The distance of 500.6 km between Mumbai and Ahmedabad would be covered in 1.59 hour and 398.3km between Mumbai and Vadodara in 1.32 hour, the paper says.

The group has recommended that Surat HSR station be built at a new location because of the expanding urban area while drawing up separate plans for Surat, Sabarmati and Ahmedabad HSR railway stations. Surat HSR complex would be an integrated complex having a hotel, a couple of restaurants and shopping complexes. The HSR station could come up near Kamrej on National Highway No 8, sources said.
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