Wednesday July 22, 2015
The report also states that the travel time between the two cities will come down to 2 hours - from the existing over 7 hours - with the bullet train's estimated speed of over 300Km/h.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 1, 2015
A woman killed when a pensioner deliberately set himself on fire aboard a moving bullet train in Japan was on her way to a shrine to give thanks for her "peaceful life", it emerged Wednesday.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday June 30, 2015
Two passengers on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train died after one doused himself in oil and set himself ablaze today, media reports said.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday June 30, 2015
A Japanese Shinkansen bullet train made an emergency stop today and a passenger was found at the entrance of a carriage covered in flammable liquid, officials said. Media reports said a man in his 30s had set himself on fire.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday June 27, 2015
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said that the decision on the bullet train project would be taken after examination of a feasibility study which is underway.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday June 22, 2015
A video showing the fast and meticulous cleaning process of Japan's Shinkansen bullet train, has gone viral on the internet with over 2.5 million views in the last few weeks.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 13, 2015
Drawing parallels between the economy and a train, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha today said the Modi government inherited a derailed passenger train, but has already converted it into a 'Rajdhani' and would soon make it a bullet train.
India News | Reuters | Tuesday May 12, 2015
Beijing has been pushing India to accelerate work on a multi-billion dollar rail link from New Delhi to Chennai ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China this week.
Wednesday April 22, 2015
Known for its prowess in high-speed rail travel, Japan set a world record with its state-of-the-art Maglev train recently. The record saw the Maglev - short for magnetic levitation - cross the 600Km/h mark on a test-run in Yamanashi Prefecture just outside of Tokyo.
Sunday March 22, 2015
Reputed companies from six countries including France, Germany, Italy and China have entered the race to become part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet Diamond Quadrilateral bullet train project.
Wednesday February 25, 2015
The railway minister may lay a roadmap for attracting private investment.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday January 26, 2015
A replica of "Bullet train" mounted on the Railway tableau drew applause from the crowd as the national transporter showcased the ambitious high speed train project on Rajpath today.
Ahmedabad News | mid-day.com | Friday January 9, 2015
India's first high-speed bullet train corridor Mumbai to Ahmedabad that was halted in the initial phases, is all set to see a revival. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has asked the state government to first look into the technical feasibility of this national project announced in the Railway Budget, before discarding its possibility.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday January 6, 2015
California's high-speed rail project reaches a milestone with officials breaking ground on the first bullet train in the US.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday December 22, 2014
A new start-up known as Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is planning to develop a supertube that would take take passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes flat at a speed of 760 miles per hour.
Chennai News | Press Trust of India | Friday November 21, 2014
In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to introduce bullet trains in the country, a team of Railway officials will visit Beijing on November 24 to take forward the Delhi-Chennai high-speed corridor project, the longest in India.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 24, 2014
Fifty years ago, the first bullet train pulled out of Tokyo station and hurtled across the countryside, heralding Japan's arrival as a modern economic powerhouse with a transport system soon to become the envy of the world.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya (with inputs from agencies) | Saturday August 30, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a four-day official visit to Japan, met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at a state guest house in Kyoto on Saturday. PM Modi, 63, had arrived at the Kansai International Airport near Osaka, western Japan, around 2 in the afternoon.
India News | NDTV.com | Saturday August 30, 2014
In a statement released on Friday, Prime minister Narendra Modi said he was keenly looking forward to his visit to Japan at the invitation of "my good friend, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe."
Cheat Sheet | Agencies | Saturday August 30, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Japan at 6 this morning for a five-day visit, his first major bilateral trip since taking over in May.
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Tuesday July 29, 2014
At a time when plans for a bullet train are afoot and passengers are demanding better trains with superior facilities, an air-conditioned double-decker train, procured recently for nearly Rs 25 crore, has been languishing on a siding near Mulund station.
Thursday July 10, 2014
High tariff and large passenger volumes are required to justify investment in high-speed train projects as these are highly capital intensive in nature, the Economic Survey (ES) has said.
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Wednesday July 9, 2014
In a move befitting the city's stature as the financial capital of the country, Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda announced in the Railway Budget yesterday that India's first bullet train will begin from Mumbai. Here's all you need to know about the contraption that will have you zipping from BKC to Ahmedabad in less than four hours.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday July 8, 2014
India's first bullet train will run in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat at a staggering cost of Rs 60,000 crore.