Railway Minister provides images of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad project in the latest bullet train update.
Railway authorities are working around-the-clock to provide India with its first bullet train by 2026.
Following a recent visit to the construction site for the bullet train, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw informed online users of the project's status.
Vaishnaw posted images of the building site along with a 'onsite inspection' of the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai's Bullet Train project on his official twitter account.
Vaishnaw stated that India could have its first operational bullet train by the year 2026 earlier in June of this year.
He stated that the first Indian bullet train, which would run between Surat and Bilimora in Gujarat in 2026, was making good progress.
"The goal of launching the first bullet train between Surat and Bilimora in 2026 is still being pursued. The development is excellent, and we have every confidence that the train will operate by that time "In a formal statement, he stated.
South Gujarat's Navsari district has the town of Bilimora. The project aims to run a bullet train at 320 kmph along a high-speed rail (HSR) track between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, covering a distance of 508 km and stopping at 12 stops.
The bullet train is anticipated to cut the current six-hour journey between the two cities in half to around three hours.
The project's projected cost of Rs. 1.1 lakh crore is being funded to the tune of 81% by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).