Do we really need high speed bullet trains in Kerala?

India
February 14, 2012 11:11am CST
On one had I am happy that Kerala is most probably going to have bullet trains running within a few years from now.On the other hand I'm wonder who is actually going to benefit from it.Even our basic rail infrastructure needs a lot of improvement.I wonder what is the use of spending massive amount of money for building facilities for bullet trains as most,if not all ,of the daily commuters won't get on those trains because of its likely higher cost. I guess they should spend money to add a lot more passenger and express trains ,so that one doesn't have to wait for several hours in the railway station to get a train to go to the nearest city.
1 person likes this
6 responses
• Kottayam, India
28 Feb 12
Let them finish what they have started, make it more feasible and viable then they can dream other projects never to come.
1 person likes this
• India
15 Feb 12
yeah you are right.. keralites don't need bullet trains.. i mean they are super fast themselves.. the private buses plying in Kerala are ten times faster than that of any other city in India.. what they need to do to develop their state is to work hard instead of calling bandhs on every other day for every other reason. If they really want to bring up their state they can do it in a matter of time as they are regarded as the fast learners and the most literates of our country.
• India
15 Feb 12
LoL i liked what you said about our private buses.They are already flying like aeroplanes through our narrow roads.But I don't agree if someone says Keralites don't work hard because those private companies know how to squeeze their human resources for maximum output.In places like Bangalore an employee in a private company might have to work for like 12 hours a day but in Kerala they work for like 8-9 hours. It is the labour workers in kerala that don't work hard.They take frequent breaks and work for as less hours as possible.I feel sorry for the labour workers in other states because they work extremely hard for the whole day and earn like 50Rs per day.That's why you see a lot of workers from Andhra and TN in kerala. Coming back to the topic,bullet train is a good news for people of India because who would have actually thought that we are going to have trains that run at a speed of 500KMPH. Other states might also start to make investments for these trains sooner or later.
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
8 Oct 12
I think there is no need of introducing any high speed bullet trains in any part of the country. Rather, the Indian Railways should look into the safety of the commuters. They should ensure both arrival and departure of trains in time. They should lay new railway tracks to render service to more and more people of the country. They should look into the comforts of the commuters. New routes should be introduced to include more areas into the jurisdiction of the Indian Railways. High speed bullet trains will not achieve anything special for the Indian Railways excepting an honour and a prestige so that they can be compared with the railway system of other developed countries of the world.
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
14 Mar 12
I think, that we need bullet trains on longer routes like Mumbai-Chennai, Delhi-Kolkata, Trivandrum-Bangalore, and so on. For routes within a state, I think it would be better first to improve technology, quality of railway stations and trains, and amenities for passengers. Then, think about bullet trains. I do agree with you.
• Kottayam, India
28 Feb 12
Let them finish what they have started and make it more viable and feasible then they think about dream projects never to come.
@venkit (2957)
• India
20 Feb 12
Bullet train running with in few years, that too in Kerala .... ha ha ha.... the normal trains are not running in correct time, still in many parts of Kerala dual rail lines are not finished. one train should wait at a station for crossing of other train, and how can we think about bullet trains???? And what about Kochi metro, it has been in the talk for years and hope that finally we are having a feeling that it is going to be done. even metro will take years to come..so bullet train will vanish in talks.. And we don't need such fast trains, at least make the running train, run in correct time and get the allotted trains run in Kerala.. that's what we need now.