Their names were Sahib, Sindh and Sultan - three steam locomotives that in 1853 would earn their place in IndiaÂ´s rail history by hauling the nationÂ´s first passenger train.
Taking precedence from Japan which heralded the Â´bullet trainÂ´ legacy in 1964, the world began to partake of this Â´race against timeÂ´. High-speed rail (HSR), which uses an integrated system of specialised rolling stock and dedicated tracks, can significantly enhance the connectivity and trade between major cities in a country.
Infrastructure plays a very significant role in economic development. The government has outlined various infrastructure development initiatives in the country, which include smart cities, nationwide connectivity networks of roads, power, gas and water grids.