Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project Takes Center Stage in Modi-Kishida G7 Summit Talks

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor has been a focal point of infrastructure development since its inception in 2017, with both countries investing significant resources into its making.
PM Modi And PM Kishida G7 Meet

PM Modi And PM Kishida G7 Meet

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Mumbai/Ahmedabad: During the recent G7 Summit in Italy, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged in a significant bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. A key highlight of their discussion was the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project, which garnered substantial attention.
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor has been a focal point of infrastructure development since its inception in 2017, with both countries investing significant resources into its making. Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Kishida discussed the progress made thus far and reaffirmed their commitment to its successful implementation. The project, which is slated to be completed by 2026, aims to revolutionise mobility in India and enhance connectivity between key urban centres.

Automatic Rainfall Monitoring System

One notable aspect of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project is the integration of an automated Rainfall Monitoring System. This innovative system, adopted by the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited, serves to ensure the safe and efficient operations of the ambitious bullet train services. Equipped with advanced instrumentation, rain gauges placed along the corridor provide real-time data on rainfall, including hourly and 24-hour measurements.
The Rainfall Monitoring System plays a crucial role in decision-making regarding train operations, particularly in areas prone to heavy rainfall and its associated impacts on infrastructure. By monitoring rainfall levels and employing specific regulations based on threshold values, authorities can mitigate risks and ensure the safety of passengers and personnel.
To further enhance safety measures, six instrumented rain gauge stations are proposed to be installed along the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train corridor. These stations will be strategically positioned near vulnerable earth structures, mountain tunnel entrances/exits, and areas susceptible to landslides. With an approximate influence radius of 10 kilometres, these stations will provide comprehensive coverage of rainfall data along the corridor.
The collaborative efforts between India and Japan in the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project exemplify the strength of their bilateral partnership.
With agencies inputs
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