外文标题：Indian Railways team in China for Delhi-Chennai bullet train
BEIJING: An Indian Railways team is in China to chalk out plans for conducting feasibility study to build the 1,754 km-long Delhi-Chennai high-speed train corridor, world's second largest bullet train line.
The high-level team of officials from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited led by Satish Agnihotri arrived here yesterday and is in talks with China's High Speed Rail Corp to build the Delhi- Chennai corridor for which the communist giant has agreed to conduct the study free of cost during President Xi Jinping's visit to India in September, officials here told PTI
The proposed corridor could be the second largest in the world after China's 2,298 km-long Beijing-Guangzhou line which was launched last year. Running at a speed of 300 km per hour, it covers the distance in about eight hours.
The Delhi-Chennai high speed line could cost around USD 32.6 billion, state-run China Daily quoted Chinese officials as saying.
India is currently considering two corridors for high speed trains. While Japan is conducting feasibility study for the Bullet train project in Mumbai-Ahemdabad corridor, China will do the same for the Delhi-Chennai route which expected to begin by early next year.
Not a good idea. If PAkistani experience with ChinesE build locomotives is one example, the Chinese have the habit of keeping the best ones for themselves and exporting rotten ones to other countries. Besides, Chinese high speed rail has got its safety issues as well. And then, China is not a reliable neighbour as well.
Akash gupta (Unknown)
This is a very good step taken by both the govts.
Good action with partner's quality records doubtful. Each chinese product has questionable durability. People buy chinese goods as it is cheap and assume to buy second one if 1st goes wrong. Will we be in a position to do this for bullet train?
Udhaya Moorthy (chennai) replies to Kumar
China is natural neighbor of India. In 1962, some unwanted incidents occurred in India-china border, which could have been avoided by proper diplomatic intelligence.
Udhaya Moorthy (chennai)
However, in 1965, when Indian army reached Lahore, an important city of Pakistan, India-china border remained peaceful.