In the 1850s, a railroad engineer named George Stephenson developed a new way to move people and goods. He created the first-ever railway engine, which used steam power to move cars along tracks. His invention changed everything, and soon other inventors were working on creating more ways to use this new technology. One of these was American inventor Robert Fulton, who in 1812 invented the first true steam locomotive. This meant that trains could now travel much faster than on horseback or on foot.
A bullet train is a type of high-speed rail transport that uses magnetic levitation to travel through a low-pressure tube. This type of transportation is often used for long-distance travel. Bullet trains are typically faster than traditional trains and can reach speeds of up to 430 mph (700 km/h). They are also more comfortable because they have fewer stops and less noise. Compared to other types of transportation, bullet trains are more efficient and environmentally friendly, and they have the potential to reduce traffic congestion.
India is one of the most populous countries in the world and has a growing urban population. This has led to an increase in traffic congestion on India’s roads. In response, India is building a high-speed rail network that will connect major cities. The world’s fastest railway, the Shinkansen bullet train, is making its debut in India. The 840 km long high-speed line will connect Mumbai with Ahmedabad in just over three hours when it opens to the public on December 1st. The Japanese government has pledged a total of $13 billion for the construction and operation of the line. The journey time between these cities is expected to be reduced from four hours to two hours and forty minutes.
The L&T construction arm was awarded a substantial contract for the bullet train project to build 116 km of rail track for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai High-Speed rail development. National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd was the recipient. “L&T Construction’s railroads unit has obtained a contract from National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd to build 116 kilometers of High-Speed ballastless track works for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai High-Speed Rail project, popularly known as the bullet train project,” the company said in a statement. This track will allow trains to run at speeds of up to 320 kilometers per hour once completed. A ballastless track, also known as a slab track, is a form of railway track infrastructure that replaces the usual elastic mix of ties/sleepers and ballast with a rigid concrete or asphalt construction. The scope of work for the double line high-speed railway between Sabarmati and Vadodara in Gujarat involves the design, supply, building, testing, and commissioning of track works on a design-build lump sum price basis.