印度启动大规模高铁建设计划,或与日本建立合作,2011年12月31日,美联社报道说，印度政府即将启动一项史无前例的铁路建设计划，其规模将大大超过英国殖民统治时代留给印度的铁路遗产。拥挤嘈杂的车厢、人和牲畜随意穿越铁路的现象,在印度即将成为历史。新德里计划在印度主要城市和铁路干线之间实现高铁连接。 印度国会正在审议这项雄心勃勃的计划，印度政府希望国会能够允许为该项目筹集资金。计划中,提出了建设六条高铁走廊的具体方案,与以往的提议相比这个建设方案已经完成可行性论证，因此,获得通过的可能性很高。 美联社的报道中说，日本高铁技术专家已经抵达新德里,开始提供专业技术咨询。 印度铁道部发言人 Anil Saxena说：“我们是在为印度的未来修建铁路，印度经济高速增长,意味着建设高速铁路已经成为必须。”他说：“即使这些规划中的高铁没有立即动工的话，未来几年内,也将开建。” 这项高铁建设计划中,最具野心的部分,是修建连接东部港口城市加尔各答和新德里的高速铁路。这条铁路将经过恒河沿岸的圣城瓦拉纳西( Varanasi)和泰姬陵所在地亚格拉(Agra)。目前,从新德里到加尔各答的行程,大约需要36个小时，高铁开通后时间,可望缩短至8个小时。印度政府已经委托一家英国公司负责线路勘探调查。 印度计划修建连接西南部城市艾哈迈达巴德(Ahmadabad，又译阿默达巴德)和孟买的高速铁路。 美联社的报道中说，许多海外专家对印度大规模修建高速铁路的能力表示怀疑。目前,法国TGV高铁,每英里造价,高达1500万英镑。英国HS2高铁项目的造价,已经超过330亿英镑，美国加州高铁的造价估算,超过了700亿英镑。如何筹集建设高铁所需的巨额资金,是印度面临的一大难题。 India launches large-scale high-speed railway construction project, or to establish cooperation with Japan, December 31, 2011, the Associated Press reported that the Indian government will soon launch an unprecedented program of railway construction, which will greatly exceed the size of the British colonial era remain to India’s railway heritage. Crowded noisy car, and the phenomenon of crossing the railway free of livestock in India is about to become history. New Delhi in India main cities and rail lines between the high-speed rail connection. India’s Congress is considering the ambitious plan, the Indian government hopes that Congress will allow the project to raise funds. Plan, proposed the construction of six specific high-speed rail corridor program, compared with the previous proposed construction program has been completed this feasibility study, therefore, passed a high possibility. Associated Press reports that the Japanese high-speed rail technology experts have arrived in New Delhi, started to provide professional and technical advice. Indian Ministry of Railways spokesman Anil Saxena said: “We are the future of the construction of railways in India, India’s rapid economic growth means building high-speed railway has become a must.” He said: “Even these high-speed rail plan would not immediately start the next few years, will start building. ” The high-speed rail construction projects, the most ambitious part of the building to connect the eastern port city of Calcutta and New Delhi’s high-speed rail. This railway will pass along the Ganges, the holy city of Varanasi (Varanasi) and Agra where the Taj Mahal (Agra). Currently, the trip from New Delhi to Calcutta, about 36 hours after the opening time of high-speed rail is expected to be shortened to eight hours. The Indian government has commissioned a British company responsible for exploration survey line. India plans to build to connect the southwestern city of Ahmedabad (Ahmadabad, also translated Ahmedabad) and Mumbai-speed railway. Associated Press reports that the large number of overseas experts to India to build high-speed rail’s ability to doubt. Currently, the French TGV high-speed rail, the cost per mile, up to 15 million pounds. UK HS2 high-speed rail project cost, has more than 33 billion pounds, the United States estimated the cost of high-speed rail in California, more than 700 billion pounds. How to build high-speed rail to raise huge amounts of money needed is a major challenge facing India.