Underwater trains to be launched soon between UAE and India
After hyperloop and driverless flying cars, UAE is now planning to set a benchmark by building an underwater train to Mumbai. The total rail network will be less than 2,000 km long.
If this works out, you will be able to travel from Fujairah to Mumbai underwater. To reciprocate this, India will provide UAE with freshwater and oil through pipelines, National Advisor Bureau Limited managing director and chief consultant Abdulla Alshehhi said during the UAE-India Conclave in Abu Dhabi.
“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,” he told a gathering of businessmen and industry experts.
UAE is not the only one working on an underwater rail network, China also plans to connect to Russia, Canada, and the USA. Mumbai and Ahmedabad will also be connected by a high-speed underwater train by 2022.