Currently, India does not have high-speed rail lines in operation, or lines operating at a speed over 200 km/h (120 mph). A new high-speed railway between Mumbai, India's economic center, to Ahmedabad, the largest city of Gujarat in western India, is under construction, using Japan's Shinkansen technology.
After this high-speed railway is completed, India will have two types of high speed track between the new high speed track with Japanese technology which will be on the standard track and the older track upgraded to the high speed rail standard which will be on the Indian track. As a result, there will be no interflow of passenger and freight traffic between the newly laid track and the older upgraded track.
The planned Mumbai - Ahmedabad high-speed railway will travel 508 km (310 miles) along the west coast between India's economic hub of Mumbai and the western city of Ahmedabad at a top speed of 320 km/h (200 mph). According to the proposal, the project will start in 2017 and is expected to be completed in 2022 at an estimated cost of Rs 980 crore (RBI)($14 billion), with a soft loan from Japan officially scheduled to start operations in 2023, but India has announced its intention to try to put the project into operation a year ago It will transport passengers from Ahmedabad to Mumbai and vice versa in as little as 2 hours, and the ticket price will be cheaper than the air ticket, i.e. Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,000.
However, the completion time of this high-speed railway is expected to be postponed to 2027. The reasons include the cost of building India's first high-speed rail line is likely to rise sharply as the currency gap between the Indian rupee and yen widens and land acquisition costs rise amid growing protests by landowners. There has been no renegotiation of terms and conditions with Japanese lenders on the project's rising costs.
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