prasannasimha wrote:If anything many would prefer to get on a fast train.If I could reach Mumbai from Bangalore or Ahmadabad in 3-4 hours it would be faster than going to the airport ,security check etc etc and then the reverse process to get out of the airport. If I could reach Chennai in an hour from Bangalore and vice versa most people would actually prefer that to a plane.
Do you realise what you are talking about is science fiction and make believe ?
Do you realise what you are talking about ?City center to City Center via HSR ? That is an INCREDIBLY difficult proposition and the costs will simply multiply many fold. Imagine building a brand new HSR station somewhere in Bangalore and building dedicated HSR lines in an out of Bangalore and Chennai and having protected and fenced and grade separated permanent ways ( tracks in lay man terms). I cannot imagine even being able that in 30 years from now at a cost that makes sense.
The only way from City center of Bangalore to City Center of Chennai is by helicopter (even the fastest ones in the world like the Lynx will find it difficult, yeah, you need the V22 Osprey). There is nothing else with current technology that can do it (roughly 360Km) in an hour.