外文标题：Railway budget may introduce bullet trains
NEW DELHI: The railway budget may bring some cheer to passengers who have been denied high-speed travel for decades despite promises in the past.
The railways are working on two proposals—introducing trains with speed of more than 300 kmph on dedicated corridors and running trains at speed of 130-150 kmph on the existing tracks.
An official said railway minister Sadanand Gowda is keen on the proposals aimed at fulfilling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of constructing a “diamond quadrilateral” of high-speed trains and ensuring world-class facilities for passengers.
For bullet trains, the high-speed corridor from Mumbai to Pune and Ahmedabad to Mumbai is on top of the railways’ priority list. It is expected to get a push as the government has hinted at allowing 100% FDI in high-speed train travel.
The other proposal is of using train-sets or electric multiple units similar to those used in Delhi Metro to increase the average speed on existing tracks and ensure faster and comfortable travel.
At last some good news from government , with bullet trains time can be saved ,those who earn good money they will be able to afford it
Arun Bahtia (Delhi)
Good decision, would appreciate if they cover long distance rather than short ones and are cheaper than air fares, would like Mumbai- Delhi/ Mumbai -Bangalore/ Mumbai_Trivandrum 6 hours
It is yet to be seen whether derailment will increase! Will the cost of travel compare favourably with air travel? Fast acceleration and deceleration may be injurious to weak hearts and some others especially women.
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Sandeep T (Unknown)
we should try to increase the speed of the existing trains too.. this would be much economical..
Good.. implement it fast.. That will reduce road accidents as people using volvo buses will be reduced..
If the track remain the same, how it is possible to run high speed train? The track needs to reform extensively, then such possibility will be there.
Ravi Ingle (Pune )
With the bullet train plan, Govt. Should think over the Cleaning atmosphere of the platform atleast keep clean Rly tracks inside the platform.
A B Quadri (india)
Who is making Bullet trains in India ? They have to be Imported. What about the Tracks ? Will they have to be replaced ?
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Good. Bullet trains are long awaited.
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Dwivedi Jaishrikant (Unknown)
good work,high speed trains are very much essential to the country.
John Verhgese (Dubai)
It’s a good news and I wish the authorities all the best. India needs such trains in many destinations. it will help the people. it will be a stiff competition to the sick air industry.
Why would anyone use your bullet train. The normal railway cost is already at par with the airlines. Instead of paying hefty ticket prices for bullet people will just use airlines. Stupid arrogant and dumb govt.
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After the hike, at least some new trains have to be introduced with high speed immediately . Only such actions can take people into confidence
Kuldeep K (Singapore)
High time our media stops speculation and focus on news that are reality.
Prakash Shah (NJ, USA)
India needs to play catch up and move fast down this path of ushering in Bullet trains and Hi speed trains. In a few years time not only, will India have these trains for itself , but it will be building the same for many other developing countries.