SHANGHAI: A consortium led by China's national train operator has been chosen to conduct a feasibility study for a 1,200 kilometre-long high-speed rail link between Delhi and Mumbai, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.
The consortium includes China Railway's unit, the Third Railway Survey and Design Group, and local Indian firms, the news agency said, without providing names. It did not provide financial details of the award.
The contract was awarded by the High Speed Rail Corporation of India Ltd, a company set up by India's railway ministry, Xinhua said.
Xinhua said India's Ministry of Railways in December invited bids to study the feasibility of high-speed lines between Delhi-Mumbai, Mumbai-Chennai and Delhi-Kolkata. Twelve companies from seven countries including the United States, Germany and France tendered, it said.
What about Delhi-Chennai and Chennai-Kolkata, which are the longest routes and needs reduction of travel time and priority.
Jai Bharat (Unknown)
Let the Chinese do the donkey work and get the blue print from them to negotiate with Japan to get the trains build in India
Sushil Seth (Lucknow)
India's need is so big that China,Japan,France,Germany,britain,Spain & US etc.easily get a rout for more than 1200 Km.each to build among five metros.
China's rail infrastructure match world class standard. I have traveled many times and found it can compliment to India in many ways.
Mahendra Kumar Nayak (Bhubaneswar)
Chinese interest in developing high speed railway lines in India is most welcome. China has the expertise in the matter.
Hope China makes a good study and we trust whole heartedly
Pram Boss (Unknown)
Though Europe was earliest user of High speed rails, but Japan, Korea and China have emerged as most progressive in developing and installing modern state of art high speed rails. China has been putting lot many efforts for laying speed rails(even >500km/h) /tracks (beyond few 100 km) Hope they come up with best solution and best model for India
Bharat Lal (Bharat)
We have more brain in India, but less opportunities due to corruption and congress. Otherwise Indians would have been doing this 20-30 years ago