Travelers will be able to take advantage of this new type of transport and get from Fujairah to Indian city of Mumbai, as National Advisor Bureau Limited managing director and chief consultant Abdulla Alshehhi said during the UAE-India Conclave in Abu Dhabi. The length of the underwater railway will be at least 2000 km.
The use of the project will not be limited only to the movement of passengers between the two countries, fresh water will also flow from India to the UAE, and oil will flow from the UAE via the pipeline.
“This is a concept. We plan to connect Indian city of Mumbai with Fujairah through ultra-speed floating trains. The project aims to boost bilateral trade. There will be export of oil to India from Fujairah port and import of excess water from Narmada River, north of Mumbai. In addition, other GCC partners can also improve export and import,” – told Abdulla Alshehhi.
This is not the only such project with underwater trains. For example, China has plans to realize similar project — the pipeline to Canada. Also in 2022 Indian cities of Mumbai and Ahmedabad will be connected by undersea high-speed rail corridor.