India's First Bullet Train Terminal will be Dandi March Themed

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    The Mumbai- Ahmedabad bullet train corridor, India's first high speed train project, will start from Mumbai's Bandra Kurla complex and end at Sabarmati. The terminating station - Sabarmati - will be based on the Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March theme, the Indian Express reported.

    India's First Bullet Train Terminal will be Dandi March Themed

    The foundation stone for this station was laid down by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, last year.

    The construction of the 508km will begin in January 2019 and is expected to be completed by 2022.

    The Sabarmati station will be packed with modern amenities and state of the art facilities. It will have three levels of parking space. The roof of the station will have solar panels set to form a charkha shape, which will only be visible from the top.

    The cost of construction of the station is estimated to be Rs 200 crore.

    The train fare will be as low as Rs 250 between Bandra Kurla Complex and Thane, reported PTI. The fare to travel between Mumbai to Ahmedabad will be Rs 3,000 in economy class. These fares are based on present projections and could change in the future. One out of the ten coaches on the train will be business class.

    Achal Khare, the managing director of National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) told at a press conference, that the bullet train will be faster and cheaper than a flight.

    "The journey will be much more affordable and less time consuming than in a flight, if the trip to the airport, getting boarding passes and security checks are taken into consideration," he said.

    There will be 75 trips operated every day at the gap of 20 minutes during peak hours and 30 minutes otherwise.

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