The much-awaited 766-km long Mumbai-Nagpur high-speed rail corridor is expected to cost Rs 232 crore per km, as per the detailed project report (DPR) prepared by the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL).
The proposed bullet train between Mumbai and Nagpur is expected to cover a distance of 766 km in less than four hours with an operating speed of 320 km per hour.
The Mumbai-Nagpur high-speed rail project will pass through as many as 10 districts connecting the city of Mumbai with cities/towns like Nagpur, Wardha, Khapri Depot, Pulgaon, Malegaon Jahangir, Jalna, Karanja Lad, Mehkar, Shirdi, Nashik, Aurangabad, Igatpuri, Shahapur.
There are a total of 14 stations to be covered in the proposed high-speed train in just 3.5 hours, the study indicates.
The proposed Mumbai-Nagpur high-speed corridor will run along Samruddhi Mahamarg Expressway, National Highways, greenfield areas and also pass through arterial roads of the intermediate city road network.
Similar to the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train, the proposed Mumbai-Nagpur high-speed corridor will also have E5 Series Shinkansen model as its rolling stock.
As off now the fare structure is yet to be finalised, although it is expected to be 1.5 times the existing first AC fare on Indian Railways current service.