By PTI economictimes.indiatimes.com
NEW DELHI: Spain is likely to undertake a feasibility study for running bullet train on the high-demand Mumbai-Howrah route.
Spain has shown keenness for carrying out a feasibility study of the proposed 1968 km-long Mumbai-Howrah high-speed route, part of the Diamond Quadrilateral project, and a decision to hand over the task to it is likely to be taken shortly, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
Currently the travel time between Mumbai and Howrah is over 26 hours in Duronto express and it is expected to be reduced to less than half with the operation of the proposed high-speed train.
At present, China is undertaking feasibility study of the Delhi-Chennai route, also a part of the Diamond Quadrilateral project. More info