Business Railways likely to miss August 2022 Bullet train deadline, mulls opening shorter route Updated : August 31, 2018 08:25 PM IST A source said that "a more realistic deadline" for the bullet train project could be 2023, a year from the present deadline. The entire high-speed rail corridor will require 1,434 hectares of land with 353 hectares in Maharashtra and the rest in Gujarat. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.