Mumbai-Ahemdabad high-speed corridor project to be flagged off soon

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New Delhi, July 21: The estimated cost of the projected Mumbai- Ahmedabad high-speed corridor is computed to cost Rs 98,805 crore.

The one-way fare will sum up to Rs 2,800. This amount is about one and half more than the cost of a first class AC ticket of the Rajdhani Express on the same route.


If the project work starts on 2017, it is estimated to be completed in 2023 and the service of the train will start by 2014. The Indian railways will take a decision on the matter after studying the report submitted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

"To seek approval for the project a cabinet note will be prepared next month", said a railway official.

Meanwhile JICA has recommended that the line should be built on the internationally accepted "standard gauge". But certain sections of the railways want it to be "broad gauge,". Most of the main-line trains of India run on broad gauge.

At the same time Japan government has offered low-interest funds for the project.

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