Japan Funded Bullet Train Project to India

This article is about the bullet train project in India which is funded by japan


The feasibility study has been conducted. An MOU was signed between the Railway Board of India and the Japanese government in the year 2013. This is a Technology transfer project under the Make In India initiative. The proposed route is 508km long and the project is worth 1.1 Lakh crores.24 trains are planned to be operated between the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route. Operation of the Bullet Train involves several technologies such as Shinkansen, DS-ATC..etc.

Shinkasaen Technology:

Shinkansen uses a wide range of advanced technology to achieve high-speed transmission. This Technology has attracted many countries across the world because of its success rate. It employs an ATC (Automatic Train Control) system, eliminating the need for trackside signals. The outer structure of the bullet train is modelled by Aerodynamic design to reduce the air drag and micro pressure waves.

It utilizes an extensive arrangement of Automatic Train Protection. Concentrated traffic signal deals with all train activities, and all assignments identifying with train development, track, station and calendar are arranged and mechanized. It utilizes a 25 kV AC overhead force gracefully, to conquer the confinements of the 1,500 V direct current utilized on the current electric thin measure framework. Force is conveyed along the axles of the train to lessen the substantial pivot loads under single force vehicles. The AC recurrence of the force flexibly for the Tokaido Shinkansen is 60 Hz.

The trains are electric different units, with quick speeding up, deceleration and decreased harm to the track in view of the utilization of a lighter vehicle. The mentors are air-fixed to guarantee stable pneumatic stress when entering burrows at fast.


 The trains are electric multiple units, with fast acceleration, deceleration and reduced damage to the track because of the use of a lighter vehicle. 


Numerous socio-economic benefits come with the introduction of High-Speed Rail. For example, In Japan, Europe and China where high-speed rail has done wonders for the common citizens by providing high-speed connectivity between various towns and cities. Currently, NHRCL is undertaking the implementation of the bullet train in India.