The ministry of railways has proposed a tariff for the upcoming bullet train service between Mumbai and Ahmedabad that will be 1.5 times more than the first class AC fare prevailing now, parliament was informed on Wednesday .
In Duronto Express, for example, the current AC 1st class fare between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, is Rs 2,200.
This means, for the 508-km run betwe en the two cities -via a dedicated, high-speed corridor -the fare will be around Rs 3,300. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha said the first pha se of the Indian network will have a maximum design speed of 350 km per hour and an operating speed of 320 km per hour.
The ministry expects around 36,000 daily users per day both ways by 2023, going up to 186,000 by 2053.
The ministry has planned a total of 12 stations for the train -Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati.