Wandering your journey in a bullet train that to in India is a dream come true. A change towards the way we travel today. 

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he would bring bullet trains to India, sceptics scoffed. When he finalised the deal with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), they were still indifferent. But with the testing of the Spanish Talgo trains in Uttar Pradesh, his vision of starting high speed trains in India seems to have gotten a new boost altogether.

The proposed bullet train in India is expected to run at an operating speed of 320 km/h (350 km/h being its top speed) as opposed to the 160 km/h speed that the recently unveiled Gatiman semi-bullet train can achieve. 

As opposed to the 7-hour journey between Mumbai and Ahmedabad by the Duronto Express, the Bullet Train is expected to complete the entire journey in mere 2 hours 30 minutes. 

Out of the estimated INR 98,000 crore, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has agreed to fund about 80% of the project through a soft loan of INR 79,000 crore at 0.1% interest rate, with a tenure stretching over 50 years. Imagine INR 98,000 crore being considered cheap!

With the introduction of high-speed trains in India, the railways industry in the country is poised to provide many investment opportunities to foreign companies – in infrastructure, rail components and railways, technology transfer and other areas.

Launching the bullet train in India had been a key campaign for Narendra Modi.

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