Social media users got to savor the first look of the ultra-modern bullet train station. Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw shared a captivating video on X showcasing bullet train terminal located at the Sabarmati Multimodal transport hub in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad city.
Advertisement“Terminal for India’s first bullet train! Sabarmati multimodal transport hub, Ahmedabad”, Vaishnaw Captioned the video post.
This architectural marvel, promises passengers a blend of modernity and comfort for their travel between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The terminal boasts of cutting-edge facilities. With state-of-the-art amenities, it aspires to offer both convenience and luxury to passengers embarking on this high-speed journey. Watch the post here:
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AdvertisementThe video post sparked widespread attention among netizens. Garnering over 570,000 views and 21,000 likes, the video received a flurry of comments lauding the terminal’s grandeur and beauty. Users praised the fusion of modernity with India’s rich heritage, hailing it as a catalyst propelling the nation to new heights. Last month, the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), which is building the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor, said that 100 kilometres of viaducts and 230 kilometres of pier work had been completed for the ambitious project. The milestone of construction of 100 km of viaducts has been achieved through launching of 40-metre long ‘full span box girders’ and ‘segmental girders’, the NHSRCL had said. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had also uploaded a video on X to give information about the feat. According to the NHSRCL, the viaducts include bridges over six Gujarat rivers, namely Par and Auranga in Valsad district, as well as Purna, Mindhola, Ambika, and Venganiya in Navsari district. India-Japan Collaboration The bullet train project is a collaboration supported by the Government of Japan in both technical expertise and financial backing. The total cost of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor project is pegged at Rs 1.08 lakh crore. As per the shareholding pattern, the Union government will pay Rs 10,000 crore to the NHSRCL, while Gujarat and Maharashtra are to pay Rs 5,000 crore each. The rest of the cost is by way of a loan at 0.1 per cent interest from Japan. The foundation of the bullet train project was laid in Ahmedabad in September 2017. The train is expected to cover a distance of more than 500 km in around two hours. (With PTI inputs)