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E5 Series Shinkansen: First Photos of Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train

India | News18 | December 18, 2020, 3:52 pm
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 The Embassy of Japan in India released the official photos of the 'E5 Series Shinkansen' (Japan’s Bullet Train), which will be modified for use as rolling stock of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project. (Image: Japan Embassy)
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The Embassy of Japan in India released the official photos of the 'E5 Series Shinkansen' (Japan’s Bullet Train), which will be modified for use as rolling stock of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project. (Image: Japan Embassy)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project, popularly known as 'bullet train project', will reportedly create more than 90,000 direct and indirect jobs during the construction phase. (Image: Japan Embassy)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project, popularly known as 'bullet train project', will reportedly create more than 90,000 direct and indirect jobs during the construction phase. (Image: Japan Embassy)

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 PM Modi and then Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe on September 14, 2017, had laid the foundation stone for the ambitious Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 billion) project. (Image: Japan Embassy)
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PM Modi and then Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe on September 14, 2017, had laid the foundation stone for the ambitious Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 billion) project. (Image: Japan Embassy)

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 Trains currently plying on the route take over seven hours to travel the distance, whereas flights take about an hour. The bullet trains are expected to run at 350 km per hour covering the 508-km stretch in about two hours. (Image: Japan Embassy)
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Trains currently plying on the route take over seven hours to travel the distance, whereas flights take about an hour. The bullet trains are expected to run at 350 km per hour covering the 508-km stretch in about two hours. (Image: Japan Embassy)

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 The initial deadline to complete the ambitious project was December 2023. (Image: Japan Embassy)
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The initial deadline to complete the ambitious project was December 2023. (Image: Japan Embassy)

  • First Published: December 18, 2020, 2:48 pm

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