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India is thinking it over

The world’s largest democracy has begun taking the first halting steps toward a transportation possibility, and that about as much progress as has been made in the USA. Be warned this story is pretty thick. I don’t get the geography or the currancy, but it can be reasonably inferred that high-speed trains are a good idea, and expensive.

The newspaper is The Hindu.

CHENNAI: The Railways is looking for public-private partnership to in introduce ing high-speed trains in select corridors.

As such high-speed trains can be operated only on dedicated elevated corridors, costing at least Rs. 70 crore a per kmilometre, private participation has become imperative, according to Southern Railway General Manager Thomas Varghese. There are demands for bullet trains from Chennai to Ernakulam, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Madurai and from Trivandrum to Mangalore.

Filed under: International High Speed Rail

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