Hyderabad: Imagine reaching Mumbai within three hours from Hyderabad? This could be possible in the near future, with the Central Government planning to introduce a bullet train between Mumbai and Hyderabad. In fact, authorities have already prepared a feasibility report and survey is on between Mumbai and Hyderabad, PTI reported here on Monday.
If one were to take a regular train from Hyderabad to Mumbai, it would take 14 hours to cover nearly 650 km of distance. But the bullet train or the Mumbai- Hyderabad High Speed Rail could take just three hours.
According to reports, the villagers in Thane district of Maharashtra were on Monday informed about the proposed Mumbai–Hyderabad High-Speed Rail or bullet train project, the feasibility of which is currently being surveyed.
If given nod, the high-speed rail line will connect Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad through 11 stations in Maharashtra and Telangana, a National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC) official said.
NHSRC deputy general manager N K Patil made a detailed presentation on the project in the presence of Thane Deputy Collector (Land Acquisition) Prashant Suryavanshi and other officials.
He told the meeting that the entire 649.76 km route will be a green corridor. The work of preparation of the DPR (Detailed Project Report) is presently underway.
A total of ten stations including Thane, Navi Mumbai, Lonavala, Pune, Baramati, Pandharpur, Solapur, Gulbarga, Vikarabad and Hyderabad are included in the proposed project. The rail line will cover four districts of Thane, Raigad, Pune and Solapur.
A total of 1200 hectares of land will be required in the Thane district.
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