Railway passengers on board a train in Mumbai were given a chance to see the world of trains when it was inaugurated by the railway.
The inaugural train, the brio train, is an all-electric, low-cost train with a total of seven coaches and a capacity of 3,000.
The brio trains will go on a 24-hour journey between Mumbai and Ahmedabad on the Indore-Ahmedabad Railway and will operate between July and November every year.
It is the first electrified Indian rail service to reach a global audience.
Indian railways have been slow to develop electrification programmes for their national rail network.
The brio railways, which are currently on the planning stages, are the first Indian railway to be fully electrified.
India’s largest private operator, Hindustan Transport Corporation, was the first to open its first high-speed railway in Gujarat in the late 1990s.
It also launched a low-speed, high-capacity railway between Jaipur and Ahmednagar in 2009.
The first high speed train from Jaipoor to Ahmednabad, India’s largest city, took nearly three hours.
It was a landmark moment for Indian railways, with more than 30,000 passengers travelling on a single train.
But this journey has not been easy.
India’s capital is one of the most congested cities in the world and the state has seen its share of deadly road accidents and power blackouts.
The high-Speed Railway Project (HSRP), the largest of its kind in the country, is set to open in 2021.
India has also set up a High Speed Rail Development Authority (HSRA) to oversee and promote high- speed rail technology and infrastructure.
Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda has said the boro train will provide high speed service from Ahmedabad to Jaipursay and will link Jaipuria and Indore in three years.