One Bullet Train Every Hour From New Delhi At 300Kmph Speed From This Date!
A Bullet Train between Delhi and Agra running at top speed of 300 km/hour every hour could become reality by 2029-30.
The Delhi-Varanasi high speed rail project will be 958 km long having a 123 km long spur connecting Lucknow and Ayodhya according to the detailed project report (DPR).
The DPR is prepared by the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHRSCL).
The company is also in charge of implementing the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project.
Connecting Delhi To Major Cities In UP
It would travel between Delhi and Lucknow and make 43 trips per day and 18 trips daily between Delhi and Varanasi.
The route will comprise a mix of elevated stretches and tunnels considering the corridor safety requirement.
Connectivity And Costs
It would have 12 stations and would link all major pilgrimages in UP such as Mathura, Ayodhya, Prayagraj and Varanasi.
An underground station at Jewar airport would be constructed as well.
Total cost of the project is estimated at Rs 2.28 lakh crore and securing the funding would be a major challenge for the project to succeed.
Benefits To The Public
Currently, it takes around 11-12 hours to reach Varanasi from Delhi by train.
The ambitious bullet train project would reduce this time to barely three hours.
Apart from shortened commute time, other benefits of the project include creation of jobs, curbing pollution, enhanced safety and low operation costs.
Tourism Goals And Ticket Fare
Safety features include urgent earthquake detection and an alarm system for automatic braking.
It would also help India’s ambitions of placing Ayodhya on the world tourism map and developing high speed connectivity which would invite visitors to the holy city.
The one-way bullet train fare to Ayodhya from Delhi would cost less than travel by air, reports Times Of India.