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