New Delhi [India], Sep 12 (ANI): Ahead of the launch of India’s first Bullet train, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the high speed rail project will be completed by the end of 2023.

Speaking at a press conference, Goyal said, “The railway project begins on September 14th. We will try to finish the project by the end of 2023.”

On the Ahmedabad-Mumbai route, total 12 stations have been proposed that include Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati.

The distance of 508 km will be covered in two hours and seven minutes by the bullet train if it stops at four stations namely Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Mumbai.

According to railway ministry officials, the operating speed of the bullet train will be 320 kilometers per hour and maximum speed will be 350 kilometers per hour. (ANI)

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