Plans to build a 225 km long semi-high speed train project between Ahmedabad and Rajkot, a dream project of Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani, have been stepped up with assurances of support from Minister of Ashwini Vaishnaw Union Railways.
Ashwini Vaishnaw met with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday (July 16th).
The CM Rupani-backed semi-high-speed train project will cut the journey time between Ahmedabad and Rajkot to two hours. While Ahmedabad is the state capital, Rajkot is the main city in the state’s least developed Saurashtra region.
An official state government statement said Western Railway prepared and submitted the Detailed Project Report (DPR) to the Ministry of Railways. The decision on this RMR should be taken soon, reports The Indian Express.
Coupled with the high speed train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, the high speed train project would allow a person to visit Mumbai and return to Rajkot in one day.
The state government plans to complete the semi-high-speed train project on an elevated corridor with trains reaching a maximum speed of 220 km / h.
When completed, this railway project meets the needs of residents of eleven districts of the Saurashtra region.