The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has submitted a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the proposed 700-km long Bullet train corridor between Mumbai and Nagpur to the Railway Board. The corridor would be built alongside the 700-km Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Mahamarg being constructed by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC). The bullet train corridor will be connecting Mumbai with Nagpur crisscrossing districts like Wardha, Khapri Depot, Pulgaon, Malegaon Jahangir, Jalna, Karanja Lad, Mehkar, Shirdi, Nashik, Aurangabad, Igatpuri and Shahapur.
According to the proposal, the train will be going through 10 districts and will reduce travel time between the two cities as currently, it takes about 12 hours by road. The bullet train is expected to reduce it to four hours. The NHSRCL is also executing the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train project which would be the first in the country. The Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, a joint venture of the Indian Railways and the Maharashtra government, is also planning a semi high-speed rail corridor between Mumbai and Pune and the feasibility study for this project is currently underway.