Reportedly Union Railway minister ashwini Vaishnaw on thursday shared a video of India’s first bullet train railway station at Sabarmati multimodal transport hub in Ahmedabad. The visuals shared by Vaishnaw show a glimpse of the modern-day architecture clubbed with cultural heritage. The first bullet train station is equipped with state-of-the-art features designed to serve passengers with a comfortable travel experience.
Taking to Twitter, ashwini Vaishnaw wrote, “Terminal for India’s first bullet train! Sabarmati multimodal transport hub, Ahmedabad”. As per the visuals, the bullet train station in ahmedabad had large mural on its walls depicting the historic Dandi march by mahatma Gandhi. The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor project is currently under construction, however, a significant portion of the project has been completed. The National High Speed rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) is building the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor.
According to the corporation, the viaducts include bridges over six rivers flowing through Gujarat. The rivers include Par and Auranga in Valsad, Purna, Mindhola, ambika and Venganiya rivers in Navsari district. The Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed rail Corridor project is being built at a cost of around Rs 1,08,000 crore. As per the anticipation made by the government, 81 per cent of the project cost is funded by a Japanese loan at a remarkable 0.1 per cent interest rate.
The project was launched by prime minister Narendra Modi in 2017 along with his then-Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.