To study the functioning of the high-speed trains in China, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today travelled from Tianjin to Beijing on a bullet train.
The Chief Minister covered the 140-km distance in 31 minutes, with the train cruising at a speed of 295 kmph, a release from his office here said.
On the third-day of his current China tour, Naidu was “impressed” with the bullet train and wanted a similar service introduced between AP’s new capital city Amaravati and port city Visakhapatnam.
Chandrababu wanted his team to explore the possibility of introducing bullet or high-speed train services between Amaravati and Hyderabad as well, it said.
The Chief Minister had also raised this issue last week with Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, during the inauguration of a superfast train between Vijayawada and Secunderabad.
“You call it bullet train or anything else, we want such trains from Amaravati to Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam to cover the distances in two to three hours,” he had told Prabhu.