Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project’s progress meeting set

Railway Ministry and Japanese officials are to convene on September 1 for a decisive discussion on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project’s advancement. The joint committee, overseeing mutual projects, is anticipated to finalise rolling stock costs. With civil contracts already awarded, the meeting’s significance lies in expediting crucial decisions as the project progresses swiftly. 

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and a Japanese delegation, led by Mori Masafumi, are expected to chair the meeting. The project aims to launch its first high-speed train in 2027 along the Ahmedabad-Mumbai corridor. Funding norms restrict rolling stock procurement to Japanese entities, aligning with Japan International Cooperation Agency’s regulations. Japanese companies like Hitachi Rail and Kawasaki Heavy Industries are set to bid for the project, modifying the trainsets for India’s conditions.

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