外文标题：Surat-Mumbai travel to take 58 minutes by bullet train
SURAT: A fresh energy has been infused into the high speed rail (HSR) corridor project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. A study group belonging to Japan International Cooperation (JICA), a Japanese government institution, visited the city last week. It indicated that HSR will be a separate dedicated corridor and that Surat city would have a new integrated railway station complex that would be managed on a commercial basis. Once the HSR is built in the next seven years, it would be possible for a bullet train to cover the distance between Mumbai and Ahmedabad in 58 minutes flat.
The HSR or bullet train project started in 2009. However, not much work was done in the past five years. The project has gathered speed after the recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Japan.
Municipal commissioner Milind Torwane met the two-member JICA team comprising Shingi Kakinaka and Gaurav Kohli. Torwane told TOI, "The traditional rail route has many bends. In contrast, the new high speed rail corridor would be a straight line with tunnels at several places along the route."
苏拉特市长Milind Torwane会见了日本国际协力机构团队的两个成员Shingi Kakinaka和Gaurav Kohli。Torwane对《印度时报》说，“传统线路的弯道太多。比较起来，新的高铁走廊将是一条笔直的线路，沿线有几处隧道。”
The 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.
"The group is also carrying out economic study of the region with possible traffic on the HSR route," said an official of Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC).
Report says 7 years to complete this project . Govt should give 3.5 years time to finish this project at faster phase with more man power..!
JKris Sehgal (Pune)
One ticket from Mumbai to Ahm will cost Rs 5000 . How many can afford ? Mainly the Share Brokers.
Sri Ra (India)
Why dont these clowns first run the present set up properly first. How about running the trains on time,with good maintenance and cleanliness, before embarking on such projects.
PatrioticIndian (India) replies to Sri Ra
That work is already taken up..you will see those changes in couple of years..once the tracks are laid properly , to increase the speed of the trains to 200 kmph..!
Being Indian (Unknown)
running at that speed ... would be a challenge