Don’t be surprised or blown away with imaginary wow effect upon reading this! Soon you can be able to board a bullet train which can race you to Mumbai from Nagpur in just 6 hours!
Maharashtra Government is contemplating an action plan to chug out a train which can run with an amazing speed of over 200 km per hour. The execution may be done along the proposed Rs 30,000 crore Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway.
Official sources said that aquiring of land appears to be an uphill task for the smooth implementation of the project. Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is working as nodal agency for the expressway. An official on condition of anonymity informed that a huge chunk of land of around 8,000 hectares for an 8-lane expressway would be acquired. However if more land is acquired at this time, a high speed train project can also be implemented in future, he said.
Whether the state will build this high-speed rail corridor or partner with railways or let the railways work on the project independently is yet to be decided. To take the things further the central government has approached Spain to help them work on the feasibility of high speed corridor from Nagpur to Mumbai.