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Mumbai-Ahmedabad travel cost to be at par with First AC fare, hints Railway Minister

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Bullet train ticket price Mumbai-Ahmedabad route fare to be at par with First AC hints Railways ministe
Bullet train ticket price: Mumbai-Ahmedabad route fare to be at par with First AC, hints Railways ministe

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Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has given an indication that the fare of bullet train will be kept at par with First AC train. He, however, said that no final decision has been taken yet on the fare, but it will be within the reach of the people.
For this, the reference of First AC is being made, so if bullet train fare is based on that then it is not very much, the minister said. Vaishnaw further said the fare will be less than the what one pays for flight and the facilities will be good. Finally, the actual fare would be fixed after the completion of the project, he clarified.
At present, the First AC fare between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is somewhere between Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,400, depending on trains.

Vaishnaw visited the bullet train project on Monday and made it clear that the second high speed rail project will be started only after the completion of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail project. He said that the target of running the country’s first bullet train between Surat and Bilimora in Gujarat in 2026 will be achieved as good progress is being made in this direction.

The railways minister said that China had built the first high-speed rail project only 115 km long. Learning from this, China has set up a huge high-speed rail network in the country. In our 352 km long line between Vapi and Sabarmati, there is so much traffic in the three big cities of Surat, Vadodara and Ahmedabad that there is no need to wait for Mumbai. A lot of information will be gained from this.

Bullet train, one of the pet projects of the Modi government, from Mumbai to Ahmedabad is definitely on its way thanks to significant steps forward taken by the Indian Railways, but with high costs associated with it, everyone is wondering whether common man can actually afford the bullet train journey.

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