Kolkata: After Mumbai-Ahmedabad, the government has been engaged to operate bullet trains on 4 new routes. In this sequence, the Ministry of Railways is exploring the possibility of running bullet trains on the Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Kolkata, Mumbai-Chennai and Mumbai-Nagpur routes. The government has also started a feasibility study as a first step to run bullet trains on 4 big and very busy routes of the country.
Through the feasibility study, the government is studying the detail required for running the bullet train on this route, detailing important topics like infra. Consulting agency has also been appointed for the feasibility study. Since the bullet train is a very expensive project, then the large capital investment is made and acceptance of the project depends on technical issues, financing, etc. In such a situation, the first step is finding land through a feasibility study that after the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, a bullet train can be operated on any other route in the country.
The Modi government has approved running the bullet train on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route of 508 km, the country's first bullet train. To change the dream of the first bullet train from reality, the government has set a deadline or target of 2023-24.