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Bullet train in India: This Shinkansen E5 Japanese high-speed train is coming to India; check stunning pics

Thu September 14 2017, 1:21 pm
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    Bullet train in India will be a reality, come 2022! PM Narendra Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe have laid the foundation stone for India's first bullet train project. The Japanese Shinkansen E5 series of bullet train has been chosen for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor...and - just looking at the images of the train would make you want to take a ride! Financial Express Online brings you an exclusive exterior and interior preview of the Shinkansen E5 bullet train series that zooms through the gorgeous landscapes of Japan - and will soon take you for a breathtaking ride in India too! Get ready for the experience of a lifetime!

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    The Shinkansen E5 bullet train series comes under the East Japan Railway Company. The exterior and interior of the bullet train that will run in India may differ a bit, based on Indian requirements.

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    The seating capacity of the bullet train would be around 750 passengers and will later be increased to 1,250, once more coaches are added.

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    The bullet train will have two types of coaches - economy-class and executive class. As is evident from the image, the economy class coach will have a 3+2 seating configuration.

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    The executive class on the other hand will have more comfortable cushioned seats with backrest as well. The executive class will have a 2+2 seating configuration.

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    According to Indian Railways, bullet train for India will have rotating seats. "The bullet train will offer a comfortable and silent ride," claims Indian Railways.

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    While it is too early to decide on the fares, Indian Railways has assured that it will less than airlines and comparable to that of Rajdhani Express AC-2 tier.

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    In line with vision of giving modular, airline-like features, the bullet train will have vacuum toilets.

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    Earlier in the year, PTI had reported that Shinkansen bullet train for India will have two extra-spacious toilets for wheelchair-bound passengers, multi- purpose room for breast feeding and sick passengers, wall-mounted type urinals, baby toilet seats and western style toilets.

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    India's first bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will have 10 coaches in total. Later, Indian Railways plans to increase this to 16.

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    India's first bullet train will cover a distance of 508 kilometres, with 12 stations in total, including Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The train, travelling at an operating speed of 320 kmph, will complete a journey between the two financial hubs (stopping at Surat and Vadodara) in just 2 hours and 7 minutes, as against the present 7 hours.

    However, if the bullet train stops at all stations (Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati), it will take 2 hours and 58 minutes.

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    The bullet train will also offer special facilities for Divyang passengers, says Indian Railways.

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    Initially, 35 bullet trains will be operated. By 2053 this number is likely to go up to 105. According to IANS, 24 bullet trains will be imported from Japan, while the rest are likely to be made in India.

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    Bullet trains are expected to change the economic landscape of the country. Whether that happens or not remains to be seen - but one thing is for sure - people can look forward to a world-class travel experience in the years ahead!

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    Ramesh
    Sep 14, 2017 at 6:19 pm
    Too late. But better then never. By now India should have it own manufactured Bullet trains. Sadly even mosquito rackete are imported from China. Congress never planed developed for long term. It always concentrated on short term success to win election. Narshimha Rao Modi are only 2 personal who had the vision, character admin. Capacity. MM was just a puppet who natinalised banks as RBI governor privatised to suit family corruption.
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      S N R
      Sep 14, 2017 at 1:40 pm
      New Era begins with the introduction of bullet train in India. A great initiative.
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