India likely to get underwater rail link to UAE

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Indians are likely to enjoy underwater ‘floating rail’ travel between UAE’s Fujairah town and Mumbai.

According to reports, UAE-based firm National Advisor Bureau plans to build an underwater rail network between Fujairah and Mumbai in the near future to provide high-speed rail travel between both the nations.

Abdulla Alshehhi, National Advisor Bureau MD and chief consultant, reportedly said, “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 an 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.”

The total rail network between the two cities will be less than 2,000 Km.

Alshehhi also added that there are plans to facilitate the exchange of goods from India to UAE and export of oil through a pipeline as well.