Chinese Railway Consortium chosen for Mumbai-Delhi High Speed Rail Feasibility Study

New Delhi: A consortium led by China’s national train operator has been chosen to conduct a feasibility study for a 1,200 kilometre-long high-speed rail link between Delhi and Mumbai. The consortium includes China Railway’s unit, the Third Railway Survey and Design Group, and local Indian firms, a spokesperson said, without providing names. It did not provide financial details of the award.  The contract was awarded by the High Speed Rail Corporation of India Ltd. Ministry of Railways in December invited bids to study the feasibility of high-speed lines between Delhi-Mumbai, Mumbai-Chennai and Delhi-Kolkata. Twelve companies from seven countries including the United States, Germany and France tendered.