China studies Mumbai-Delhi high-speed rail link

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A Chinese company is conducting a feasibility study for a high-speed railway line connecting Delhi and Mumbai.

China’s Xinhua news agency reports that a subsidiary of the state-run China Railway Corporation (CRC) is sending high-speed rail experts to India to work with local companies on plans for the route.

China is already conducting a feasibility study on a planned route from Delhi to Chennai, and Chinese technology is believed to be more attractive than rival countries due to its lower costs.

In December last year, India invited global tenders for three high-speed rail lines, attracting bids from seven countries.

The 1,300km Delhi-Mumbai high-speed railway is likely to become one of the most used bullet train routes in the world. At present, the Mumbai Rajdhani Express takes approximately 15 hours to travel between India’s two largest cities. This could be reduced to as little as five hours using high-speed rail technology.
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