Once all the planned access controlled expressways are completed even long distance bus services will be a thriving business. This and the HSRs will compete with the flights. Competition will push the fares down and the customers will be the ultimate winners.Ya'll Nibbiars Flight from Mumbai to Belgaon cost 2,000 rupees. The ticket of a High Speed Rail on this route would be 1,400 rupees. A bus fares are from 700 to 1,000 depending on the seasons. The flight takes 1 hours plus one hour at the airport. The bus takes 8 hours. The High speed rail should take 2 hours to reach. And current trains takes 11 hours to reach and ticket around 700 rupees.
Need 3 rupees per kilometers to run at minimums profibility. This is for middle class.