The introduction of the country’s first bullet train, expected to be operational in 2022, will mark India’s shift to an era of high-speed trains.
Passengers travelling on India’s first superfast bullet train may have to pay for the extra luggage they check in. Achal Khare, managing director of NHSRCL on his recent interview said, “The move is taken to discourage travellers from carrying heavy luggage. There has to be some kind of control. The idea is not to earn money from people. If we allow it free, there will be no control. There will also be a specified dimension for both hand and check-in baggage, he further added.”Book Trains
Every coach on the train will be provided with enough space for hand baggage. Though, in the last coach, some seats will be removed to make space for the extra check-in luggage. Passengers may have to pay extra to avail this facility.
The Narendra Modi government has set a deadline for completing the project by August 15, 2022, when India marks 75 years of Independence. NHSRCL, however, expects to complete the project by December 2023.