Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Suga Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan, in Washington DC on 23 September 2021 on the sidelines of the Quad Leaders’ Summit.
The two Prime Ministers welcomed the launch of the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) between India, Japan and Australia earlier this year as a collaborative mechanism to enable resilient, diversified and trustworthy supply chains.
Discussions also took place on climate change issues and green energy transition, and the potential for Japanese collaboration with India’s National Hydrogen Energy Mission.
The two Prime Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to advance efforts to facilitate the smooth and timely implementation of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) project.
The MAHSR project is the first High-Speed Rail corridor to be implemented in India. It is being executed with technical and financial assistance from the Government of Japan.
From Mumbai To Ahmedabad Within Two Hours
With a total of twelve stations in the States of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the MAHSR corridor will have a length of 508.17 Km.
While a limited-stop (in Surat and Vadodara) service will cover this distance in one hour and 58 minutes, all stops service will take two hours 57 minutes to cover this distance.
High-speed rail will be operating at a speed of 320 Kmph at an elevated (10 to 15 m) track above the ground on a viaduct all along except 26 km in Mumbai, which will be underground. All stations will be elevated except Bandra Kurla Complex station (Mumbai), which will be underground.
National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) is the executing agency of the MAHSR project.
According to NHSRCL, there will be 35 trains per day in one direction, where there will be one train every 20 minutes in peak hours and one train every 30 minutes in non-peak hours. Train frequency will be further increased to one train every eight minutes in future.
Initially, Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed rail will be equipped to handle 17,900 passengers one way daily, which will be increased up to 92,900 passengers in future.
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