Delhi to Varanasi bullet train to take just 2 hours and 37 minutes between two cities!
Come 2031, a bullet train can also drag from Delhi to Varanasi (currently riding PM Modi) in less than 3 hours! The same high speed train will help you finish a trip between Delhi and Lucknow in 2 hours.
The railways of India, in order to reduce the time of travel of the train in the Golden Quadrilateral, requested that several studies of feasibility of high-speed train realized.
The draft final report of a study of this type for the Delhi-Calcutta section is ready and offers a train with bullets, people can travel between Delhi-Varanasi in 2 hours and 37 minutes between Delhi-Lucknow 1 hour and 38 Minutes.
It is a distance of 720 km and 440 km respectively! The Delhi-Calcutta high-speed corridor covers a distance of 1474.5 km.
Speaking to the online FE in the study, Anil Saxena, spokesman for Indian Railways, said: “This study is conducted by three gentlemen – Spanish INECO, the TYPSA and ICT.
At present, the draft final report was presented to the railways. Several divisions will now study and give their contributions, which in turn will be integrated by these companies in their final report. ”
“The final report will be presented to the railways within 2 months after a decision will be made on the project,” he added.
According to the information report shared by Railways of India with FE Online, the entire project will cost about Rs 1.21 lakh rupees, with Delhi-Varanasi section estimated at Rs 52,680 crores.
The report notes that if the project was to start in 2021, while the section Delhi Varanasi should be ready in ten years.
The high-speed rail corridor from Delhi to Lucknow should be complete in 8 years, that is, before 2029, according to the report. A train station is proposed near the Akshardham temple in Delhi.
Some train stops include Greater Noida, Aligarh and Jaunpur. Maximum operating speed of 300 km / h was taken into account with a commercial speed of 250 km / h.
How much would a train ticket cost? The report assumes a base price of Rs 4.5 per kilometer. This would mean that, for travel between Delhi and Varanasi, it would be at least 3 Rs 240 (720 * 4.5) and Delhi to Lucknow, the minimum fee would be Rs 1980 (440 * 4.5).
High Speed Train Corporation is the coordinating body for these feasibility studies. The Delhi-Mumbai and Mumbai-Chennai corridors are also in the direction of the lane at high speed.
Feasibility studies are also carried out corridors for Delhi-Chandigarh and Delhi-Amritsar. The construction of the bullet train project Bombay-Ahmedabad – the first bullet train project in India – will begin in September this year and should be ready by 2023.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that the cost of traffic on a bullet train will lower air fares.
Meanwhile, Indian Railways is also working on the Raftaar mission to double the average speed of freight trains and increase the average speed of express / express trains to 25 km / h over the next 5 years.