First undersea Bullet Train in India: Features and Facilities
India's first bullet train will run from Mumbai and Ahmedabad with a thrilling experience of travelling undersea. This project is expected to be completed by 2023. The maximum design speed of the bullet train will be 350 km per hour and the maximum operating speed will be 320 km per hour. It is believed that the bullet train in India will take about two hours and seven minutes to cover 508 kilometers between Mumbai and Ahmedabad with almost 12 stations.
Facilities and Features of first Bullet Train in India
1. The speciality of the Bullet train is that there will be facilities for breast-feeding for women and proper arrangements for sick passengers.
2. Changing rooms for babies, which will include baby toilet seats, arrangements for diaper disposal and a low-raised washbasin for children will be available.
3. Apart from this, it will be equipped with a new range of toilet systems comprising urinals, western-style toilets with warm water.
4. Washing closet seat facility and separate washrooms for men and women with three mirrors for make-up.
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5. It will have a seating capacity of about 731 passengers.
6. For wheelchair-bound passengers, there will be two extra-spacious toilets.
7. Among seat availability in a bullet train, there will be around 698 seats for standard classes and around 55 for business class passengers.
8. In the alternate coaches urinal and toilet facilities will be installed and in similar manner restrooms for men and women will be allocated.
First Bullet train in India will also run undersea
Not only this, travellers will also get an exciting opportunity to ride undersea that is in the Arabian Sea while travelling in the country's first bullet train. In the 508-km-long Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor, a tunnel of 21 km is under the sea.
More about India's first Bullet Train
According to PIB, India's first bullet train services between Mumbai to Ahmedabad will be completed by December 2023. It will be like Japan's 25 E-5 Shinkansen series with 731 seats. E-5 Shinkasan Bullet Train is a new generation Japanese high-speed train. The estimated cost of the project is about Rs.1,08,000 crore-entire corridor elevated for safety and land economy and 81% of the project cost by Japanese soft loan at 0.1%per annum with repayment period 50 years–including a grace period of 15 years. Total 12 stations, of which 4 are in Maharashtra and 8 in Gujarat will be covered in 2 hours long journey via bullet train. These stations include Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad, and Sabarmati.
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This will be the first time in Indian Railways when there will be a separate restroom with the arrangement of special toilets and urinals for women and men in India's first bullet train. However, urinals and toilets will be installed in alternative coaches on the train. The business class in the first bullet train in India will have a separate place to keep luggage for the passengers.
Therefore, it will be not wrong to say that India's first Bullet train will give a thrilling experience to travell undersea.
Source: pib, nhsrcl.in