India is getting its first bullet train and the train is going to be traveling underwater. The train will provide a faster way to travel between Mumbai and Ahmadabad, which it will do by making part of that trip underwater between Thane and Virar.
Once the train is completed as planned, it would turn the normally seven-hour trip into a two-hour trip, which is a substantial change.
But to make the train possible a lot of things have to come together, such as getting the right amount of money and also making sure that all of the soil will support such an undertaking. A railway official explained that:
“Soil and rocks below the 70-metre-deep sea are being tested as part of the geo-technical and geo-physical investigation undertaken for the entire project. The test will also cover the 21-km-long underground tunnel between Thane and Virar.”
The Japanese government is reportedly planning to pay for 80 percent of the plan.