The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh is on a tour of China and on the third day of his tour; Mr. Naidu travelled from Tianjin to Beijing on a bullet train. A release from the CMO said he took the train ride because he wanted to gain knowledge about the functioning of the trains and explore the possibility of having such trains in Andhra Pradesh.
The chief minister covered the 140-km distance in 31 minutes, with the train cruising at a speed of 295 kmph.
He was very “impressed” with the bullet train and he now wants similar service to be introduced between Andhra Pradesh’s new capital Amaravati and the commerce hub, Visakhapatnam. He also told his team to explore the possibility of introducing bullet or high-speed train services between Amaravati and Hyderabad as well.
Recently, when a new super-fast train was launched between Vijayawada and Secunderabad, Mr. Naidu had raised this topic with the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
“You call it bullet train or anything else, we want such trains from Amaravati to Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam to cover the distances in two to three hours,” he had told Mr Prabhu.