Ultra-Highspeed Maglev Rail for India

On 4th August 2016, the Government of India, under the auspices of the Railway Board of the Ministry of Railways, issued a Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the delivery of Maglev Train technology, with the aim to launch an Ultra-Highspeed Maglev Rail project in the country.


In the four projects foreseen by the Ministry of Railways for Ultra-Highspeed Maglev systems, the following are the estimated travel times for the InterCity connections, including stops at major cities between the two end stations:


  • Bengaluru – Chennai (335 km):            55 minutes
  • Hyderabad – Chennai (630) km:           110 minutes
  • New Delhi – Chandigarh: (260 km):      40 minutes
  • Nagpur – Mumbai (815 km):                 130 minutes

In cooperation with partner companies, SwissRapide AG submitted an EoI for the delivery of the Ultra-Highspeed Maglev Rail systems to the country. As a first phase of the Maglev projects in India, SwissRapide AG and partner companies would foresee the construction of a link from one of the major cities in the country to its international airport, where a need for such a link would provide substantial revenues. The next step forward for the Maglev projects in India would be the development of a detailed feasibility study and business case for the airport link project based on the SwissRapide AG Ultra-Highspeed Maglev Rail systems.


SwissRapide AG has received significant interest from major supply companies in India and representatives are currently carrying out discussions concerning cooperation in the Maglev projects.


In addition, based on the EoI submitted, SwissRapide AG has also received notable interest from the media in the country. For some examples, please check out the following links: