National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has been commissioned to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for six additional high-speed train lines in the country.
NHSRCL is currently engaged in implementing the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project which is India’s maiden high-speed line. These are the six additional lines which have been proposed.
The NHSRCL has been asked to hire a consultant to study factors like project cost, market demand and construction specifics. The DPR after completion would be sent to the railway board for review. It will be forwarded to the union cabinet after approval.
The current Mumbai-Ahmedabad project is expected to be completed by 2022. The project though is facing land acquisition challenges and a hostile political climate in Maharashta which recently sworn in Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress.
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