15 October 2016
The long time fascination of a bullet train in India is soon going to be fulfilled. Especially, Vijayawada may get a bullet train corridor. The bullet train runs at a minimum speed of 300 Kilometers per hour. The feasibility tests are to be conducted by the German Transportation Authorities. As per the initial proposal between the Indian government and Germany is to construct a high-speed rail corridor in south India, linking Mysore-Bangalore-Chennai. But with the initiative of the central Railway minister, Suresh Prabhu, this line is approved to be extended until Vijayawada. Suresh Prabhu also represents Andhra Pradesh as Rajya Sabha MP who has personally requested German government to extend the study to Vijayawada during the meeting held with German Transport and Digital Infrastructure on Friday in New Delhi.
This mega and first of its kind railway project in the country is totally going to be funded by the German government. The feasibility tests are scheduled to start in the year 2017 , an MoU is also signed between the Two governments on Friday. German Government has also show their willingness to improve the speed limits of other existing railway lines across the country and also ensured to cooperate the development of facilities in the Indian Railway Stations. Indian Railways work hand in hand with their counter parts in Germany to take up the “Zero Accident mission”