外文标题：Railways told to speed up bullet train project
NEW DELHI: India's bullet train dream has moved a step closer. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday directed officials to fast-track projects related to high-speed trains at speed of 300kmph and raising speed of existing trains to 160-200kmph.
The high-speed projects — Ahmedabad-Mumbai corridor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious plan of Diamond Quadrilateral connecting major metros and growth centres, and nine corridors identified for running semi-high-speed trains — were discussed in detail during a three-hour long meeting with CMD Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) Satish Agnihotri and his team of officials.
"All issues relating to implementation of high speed trains, including funding were discussed in details," said a source.
As per estimates, railways needs more than Rs 9 lakh crore to complete the Golden Quadrilateral Network and Rs 60,000 crore for introducing one bullet train alone.
toilet facilities for which our PM is looking at the NRI's support!. In this situation is it necessary to expedite Bullet Train project. Think over.
Shajahan Pee (Salem)
Railway services have deteriorated over the years, unfortunately still most of the short distance trains travels at a speed of less than 50 KMPH.
BHUPAL KHIDRAPURE (Unknown)
AT LAST BULLET TRAINS ARE HOPING TO ARRIVE INDIA
Baljeet Yadav (Mahendergarh, India)
A long awaited dream of India. Lets see how long it take, to this dream to come true
Sanjeev Kumar ()
Let us hope this really turns true for India
Rajarshi Roy (Kolkata)
Bullet trains when they come will be beyond the reach of the common public and only the business class can avail it. It's fare would be comparable to that of airfare to sustain the infrastucture.
Lot of money involved in investment, only if timelines are kept strict and smart, things will make sense, else will be a loss of interest and money.
pappu singh (mumbai)
budget of this year is 100 crores... stop fooling the people...