Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw stated that he hoped that sooner land acquisition in Maharashtra underneath a brand new authorities would strengthen work on the state’s part of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet prepare hall. The neighboring state has a brand new authorities led by Eknath Shinde, a Shiv Sena insurgent, with BJP stalwart Devendra Fadnavis as his deputy.
“The previous Maharashtra government did not want this project. But the government has been changed by the public, so hopefully, now there will be progress with a double-engine government,” he stated.
“I hope if we start acquiring land in Maharashtra, and we will acquire it, then we will start work there as well,” stated Vaishnaw. The minister stated the venture general was progressing effectively, and the goal is to fee the stretch between Ahmedabad and Vapi by 2027.
“So far, pillars on 70 kilometers have been laid on the Ahmedabad-Vapi part. Foundations between 160 km have been laid, and work on bridges on eight rivers and stations are happening at a quick tempo, so hopefully, we’ll full work ,” he stated whereas interacting with the media at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII).
The 352-km distance between Ahmedabad and Vapi was “sufficient length” for a bullet prepare venture as the primary bullet prepare in China ran over a distance of 113 km, he added.
Talking about Vande Bharat, the nation’s first-ever indigenously produced semi-high velocity trains, Vaishnaw stated the primary two trains launched in 2019, initially referred to as Train 18 and at the moment operating on the Delhi-Varanasi and Delhi-Katra routes, have lined a distance of 14 lakh kilometers.
The second model of the prepare will start its run in August, he stated. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a goal to run 75 Vande Bharat trains throughout India by Independence Day in 2023. “Vande Bharat trains had been deliberate in 2017, and the primary two trains had been launched in 2019.
These trains have run 14 lakh kilometers. Whenever we make new merchandise, now we have to check them to show it, to test each dimension,” he stated.
“Last year, 75 more Vande Bharat trains were approved, and they are under construction. Every version of the Vande Bharat train comes with much better technology. We will start rolling out Vande Bharat Version 2 trains from August, and every month five-six trains will be rolled out,” he knowledgeable.
Talking about Kavach, an indigenously designed Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system, Vaishnaw stated tenders for 3,000 km tracks had been issued. “Nearly all new trains will have Kavach fitted. This will be a game-changer for the country,” he stated.
With inputs from PTI