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.
Very true sir. Because of the piddly single line between Mumbai and bangalore , presently train takes 24 hrs. Next affordable way is bus which is 18 hrs. Next is plane which is 1.5 hrs. So there is a hugh gap between 1.5 hrs and 18 hrs which can be filled up by either HSR which might take 8 hrs for 1000 km @ 120 kmph average or say shinkansen at 200 kmph average in 5 hours.
I am eagerly looking forward to travel via a overnite HSR departing SBC at 10.00 and alighting CST at 6.00 after a good nite sleep in a 3AC coach.