How is India’s first bullet train, what are the drawbacks

How is India’s first bullet train, what are the drawbacks

Dilip Patel, January 2022

India has a good projector. A good project for the rich.

Why the name of bullet train?

Bullet train originated in Japan. It is very smooth. The name is derived from its aerodynamic appearance and speed. The name of this train service in Japan is actually Shinkasen. Which means a new trunk line.

The train has been designed in such a way that the speed of the train can be fully utilized.

According to the International Railway Union, a train that can carry speeds of up to 250 kilometers per hour on new tracks and hundreds of kilometers per hour on old tracks should be considered a high-speed train.

Only standard gauge tracks are built for accelerating high speed trains. However, Russia and Finland are exceptions. Avoids unnecessary crossings and turns on the track.

The world record for speed for a maglev is Japan’s MLX01. It achieved a top speed of 581 kmph. Now China is making trains at a speed of 600 kmph. Who wants to go up to a speed of 1000 km.

Other Countries

Obtained by license from Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Hitachi. Japan’s Shinkansen technology has been used for high-speed online in the UK.

Not a single high-speed train in America

There is not a single high-speed train in the Americas, as defined by Asia and Europe. High speed trains have been adopted due to overcrowding in European countries.

Fuel use in high speed trains

High speed trains often use overhead power lines.

Japanese finance company Zika is investing in this. The construction of the bullet train project was to begin in 2019. Which was to be completed in 2020. Now it will be in 2017. Manmohan Singh’s government announced plans to manufacture trains by 2030. This train will also be built in almost all years.

There will be no pain in the ear while passing through the tunnel, so the bullet train will be airtight

There will be no vibration or noise inside the box at high speed.

No pressure on the ear, especially in the tunnel. Passengers can have an experience similar to flying in a bullet train passing through a tunnel.

When entering the tunnel, there is a difference in air pressure inside and outside the box, which causes ear pain.

The coach will have an active suspension system, there will be no jolts during travel

Active suspension system will be installed in all coaches.

The vehicle controls the movement of the structure. Such facilities will enhance the convenience of passengers during high speed rail travel. There will be less noise inside the bullet train.

The bullet train will have three different sections. First class, business class and standard class.

The design of seats in all classes shall be such that the passenger gets adequate foot space for comfort. In addition, modern passenger aircraft such as LED lighting, overhead luggage racks, seat tilts and reading lamps will also be available in First Class and Business Class. There will be power outlets for laptop, mobile charging.

Will create more than 90 thousand direct and indirect jobs.

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad route will be used by 18,000 passengers daily. In Japan, the fare for the bullet train ‘Sikinsen’, which covers the same distance (550 km) between Tokyo and Osaka, costs Rs 8,500. 2

how is the train

It will buy 16 Cincinnati bullet trains from Japan for Rs 7,000 crore. The train runs at a speed of 20 kmph. Each train will have 10 coaches. Unused technology will also be transferred. The first bullet train will be in Japan.

Underpasses will also have to be prepared, keeping in view all these possibilities, it was later decided to build an elevated corridor on this entire route.

These bridges range from 60 meters to 100 meters.

By crossing 24 rivers, 30 roads and canals will also come.

21 km of tunnels will be built within 7 km radius of the sea.


There are 19 sections between the two pillars. Spain will be formed by merging all the segments. The first section is currently between Surat and Navsari.

The sections are described as 11.90 to 12.4 meters long, 2.1 to 2.5 meters wide and 3.40 meters deep. It also weighs 60 metric tons.

Divert 1600 electrical facilities such as cables and poles as well as 150 additional high-voltage lines

oil wells

The track also has five ONGC wells. Five out of five wells have been completely closed and shifted due to falling in RRB building track in Ahmedabad.

Railway Crossing, D.F.C. There are tracks, state highways, expressways and national highways.


508.17 kms road. One hundred fifty five kilometer railway is to be established in Maharashtra. There is a 21 km track on the ground. Rest of the track is above elevated ground.

The Japanese government has given a loan of Rs 88,000 crore.

Lending to India at the rate of 0.01 percent for 50 years.

The cost of the project was estimated at Rs 98,000 crore in 2014-15.

The cost of the project in 2019 is Rs 1.8 lakh crore and now it is more than Rs 2 lakh crore.

If its rent is Rs 4000 to 5000 then the project becomes profitable.

No tender process has been conducted for this project. But the contract was awarded on the recommendation of the Japanese government.

The distance between Mumbai and Ahmedabad can be covered in approximately 2.07 hours.

There can be only 750 passengers per train. then its

Capacity will be 1250.

A train will run every 20 minutes.

The National High-Speed ​​Rail Corporation of Indian Railways wants to run 70 consignments of bullet trains daily. That is, 52,500 passengers will travel daily. According to a study by IIM Ahmedabad, one lakh passengers are required to travel daily for the project to be viable.

It will reach Ahmedabad from Mumbai in 2 hrs 58 mins.

If the technology of 800 speed ultra high speed Miguel train is bringing BHEL to India then why 500 speed old technology bullet train in Ahmedabad. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has partnered with SwissRapid AG to bring ultra high speed maglev trains to India. The model of the maglev train was developed by Raja Ramanna Advanced Technology Center in Indore, Madhya Pradesh in February 2019. Why 2 lakh crore rupees are being spent on 98 years old bullet train technology in Ahmedabad despite the technology of ultra high speed Miguel train? The train running at a speed of 600 kmh, China’s prototype magnetic-levitation train using 350 km of magnetic levitation force on the finished track. 600 to 1,000 kmph. Can walk at the speed of one hour.


how much land

Out of the bullet train’s 508.17 km corridor, 155.76 km long corridor passes through Maharashtra. Railways have to get land in 348.04 km area of ​​Gujarat and 4.3 km area of ​​Dadra Nagar Haveli.

The corporation is to acquire 1434 hectares out of 298 villages in Gujarat and 350 hectares out of 104 villages in Maharashtra. Lands of 196 villages have been acquired. Earlier, the BJP wanted a compensation of Rs 200 crore. But the farmers have taken compensation of Rs 7,000 crore. Fighting with 5 thousand farmers.

Gujarat government wants to give compensation for land acquisition of 680 to 800 hectares in 196 villages of 8 districts but it is according to the calendar.

Regarding the bullet train, the central government has announced that the travel time between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will be reduced from 7 hours to 2 hours. The National High Speed ​​Rail Corporation plans to run one train every 20 minutes on this route every day. This is to benefit the textile and diamond traders, traders and other working professionals in the railways, who travel frequently between the two cities. For the construction of elevated railway line, the corporation plans to acquire 17.5 meters wide land with 508 km route. More land will be acquired for building 12 railway stations on this railway line.

What was the impact of the bullet train on the world?

Dr. Gabriel Alfelt of the London School of Economics said in his research that the GDP of cities where bullet trains were running was 2.7% higher than other cities. Research by Shinkansen, a company that operates bullet trains in Japan, shows that governments where there were bullet train stations increased revenue by 155%. These trains will save about 70% time as compared to conventional rail or road transport.

A study by BCD Consulting Group found that the boarding time on a bullet train is only eight to ten minutes, while boarding, taxiing and take-off on air travel takes about one to one and a half hours.

What is the speed of other bullet train in the world?

Maglev Japan: The train reached a maximum speed of 603 km/h last year in Yamanashi, Japan. Although it is not fully operational yet. It will become operational in 2027. The 286 km journey from Tokyo to Nagoya will take 40 minutes.

Maglev China: China has the fastest train in the world. Its maximum speed is 431 kmph. / hour. It covers a distance of 30 km from Shanghai airport to Longyang in just 7 minutes. Whose minimum ticket is 8.

Harmony: It connects Shanghai to Nanjing. Its maximum speed is 380 kmph. /hr, which covers a distance of 301 km in 1 hour 7 minutes. Tickets are 22 22.

Ternitilla Friciarosa: This Italian train is the fastest in Europe. Its maximum speed is 354 kmph. / hour, which is 305 km from Milan. It takes 1 hour 39 minutes between Milan and Florence. Minimum ticket is 34 34.

RENI AVE: This train travels in Spain, with top speed of 350 kmph. / hour. It covers the 1200 km route from Paris to Barcelona in six hours and has a minimum ticket price of $68.

Question from Government of India – Why transfer useless technology to India?

Why the cost increased- The cost of the project was 98 thousand crores, now why 2 lakh crores?

Big question- Will 2.50 lakh crore rupees be spent on this project in 2027-30?

How much rent will you keep – 3 thousand for an investment of 1 lakh crore and how much rent for an investment of 2.50 lakh crore?

Railway’s question – after the completion of the project, will the fare be 8 thousand or less?

Question to Zardosh – Why was the tender process not done for this project?

Whose recommendation – Why was the contract awarded on the basis of Japan’s recommendation?

Why Badhi Tron – Ahmedabad – Mumbai will run 70 trains daily, currently there are 32 trains?

Question from Rail – From where will the additional 52 thousand passengers come daily?

Question from IIM- IIM studies, compensation will be given only if there are 1 lakh passengers daily?

Question to Modi- 1 lakh passengers are reaching Ahmedabad station at this time in 2019?

Tough question – why was the project created even though it was not viable, why not from the rich?

For whom the train – If the train is not for the poor or common people then why the price?

Question to Modi- Train only showed strength or won the election?