This Article is From Feb 09, 2023

"Bullet Train Project At Fast Pace": Railways Minister Tweets Image Of New River Bridge

The high-speed trains on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor will operate at a speed of 320 km/hour.

'Bullet Train Project At Fast Pace': Railways Minister Tweets Image Of New River Bridge

320 metre long bridge over the Par River.

Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has shared a few pictures of the newly constructed river bridge on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) corridor.

The connecting bridge was created on Gujarat's Par River. It is 320 metres long and consists of eight full-span girders, each 40 metres long. 

"Bullet Train project at a fast pace. Construction done 320m long bridge over Par River," the minister captioned the photo.

As per its official website, the high speed trains on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Speed Rail Corridor will operate at a speed of 320 Km/hr covering a distance of 508 Km and stopping at 12 stations. There will be 35 trains per day in one direction, with a frequency of 20 minutes in peak hours and 30 minutes in non-peak hours. This distance will be covered in 1 hour and 58 minutes with limited stop service (in Surat and Vadodara), and 2 hours and 57 minutes with all stops service. The operational control centre for the MAHSR corridor will be located at Sabarmati.

Mr. Vaishnaw regularly interacts with his social media followers and shares interesting images and messages. He posted a picture of a baby last week that showed the infant curled up on a quilt and gazing out of a train window on Twitter. The minister then asked his followers if it looked like a train coach or a plane seat.

"Baby on Board! Plane seat or train seat?" Mr Vaishnaw said in his tweet.

The photo gained enormous attention, amassing several likes and over four million views.