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First Bullet train in India to be started from Ahmedabad

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will lay the foundation stone of bullet train on Thursday in western Gujarat state.

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High-speed bullet train network will run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.Japan will provide 85 percent of the total project cost of $19 billion in soft loans.

Travel time between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will be reduced from 8 hours to 3.5 hours.

The train will reduce the travel time between the two cities from eight to three-3.5 hours, and is expected to complete by December 2023. It will have a capacity of 750 passengers.

Facts about Bullet trains

  • Japan’s bullet trains are also known as Shinkansen Bullet Trains
  • High-speed train started operations in 1964
  • The maximum operating speed is 320 km/h
  • Shinkansen Bullet Trains holds the world record of world's fastest train by running at 603 km/h (375 mph) in April 2015. In 2014, the Shinkansen's average delay from schedule per train was 54 seconds
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