Delhi to Ahmedabad in 3.5 Hours Rather than 12? The city awaits the next project including a bullet train

The city of Ahmedabad is preparing to begin construction on its second high-speed rail project, which would link Ahmedabad and Delhi. The new bullet train would start at Sabarmati station, where a multi-modal hub has been created, according to the railways’ finalized Detailed Project Report (DPR), as reported by TOI. The train would run on an elevated path at an average speed of 250 kmph with the goal of cutting the current 12-hour journey time between Ahmedabad and Delhi to only 3.5 hours.

Before arriving in Delhi, the suggested itinerary will make stops at a few stations in Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Haryana. Himmatnagar, Udaipur, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Ajmer, Kishangarh, Jaipur, Rewari, and Manesar are some of the stations that can be found along the route.

Project for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train
A significant chunk of the high-speed rail route between Mumbai and Ahmedabad has already been constructed. Construction is moving forward at a steady pace. The project is anticipated to be finished by 2028, with the first phase projected to be operating by 2026.

With a maximum planned speed of 350 kmph, this ambitious project intends to connect the two busy metropolitan centers in around 2.07 hours.
The project’s managing organization, the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), recently declared that the corridor’s 230 km of pier construction and 100 km of viaduct construction are now complete.

Interestingly, the viaducts cross six rivers in Gujarat, including the Purna, Mindhola, Ambika, Venganiya, and Par rivers in the Navsari district and the Auranga and Par rivers in Valsad.

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor project, which came with a staggering price tag of Rs 1.08 lakh crore, was officially opened in September 2017 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

According to the finance agreement, Gujarat and Maharashtra would each pay Rs 5,000 crore, with the national government likely to contribute Rs 10,000 crore to the NHSRCL. A loan from Japan with an interest rate of 0.1% will be used to pay for the remaining costs.