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Delhi to Varanasi in 157 minutes at bullet speed: Report

The same study goes on to say that the distance between Delhi-Lucknow will be covered in 1 hour and 38 minutes, the report says.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 16, 2017 10:45 am
China, US, China trains, China rail, trains in china, Chinese railway, bullet trains China, China bullet trains, bullet trains in china, bullet trains technology, world news, latest news, china news, us news As per a report by Indian Railways cited by Financialexpress.com, the overall cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs 1.21 lakh crore. ( Representational)

In a bid to reduce travel time for trains running on the Golden Quadrilateral network, the Indian Railways is reportedly conducting several high-speed feasibility tests, Financial Express Online reported. One of the draft reports from the test for the Delhi-Kolkata stretch says that the distance between Delhi-Varanasi will be covered in 2 hours and 37 minutes in a bullet train. The same study goes on to say that the distance between Delhi-Lucknow will be covered in 1 hour and 38 minutes.

“This study is being done by three Messrs – Spain’s INECO, TYPSA and ICT. Right now the draft final report has been submitted to Railways. Various divisions will now study and give their inputs, which in turn will be incorporated by these firms in their final report,” Anil Saxena, Indian Railways Spokesperson, told Financialexpress.com. He added that the final report will be submitted to the Railway Board in a couple of months. “The final report will be submitted to the Railway Board in 2 months time and after that, a decision on the project will be taken,” Saxena told the news website.

As per the report submitted to the Indian Railways, the overall cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs 1.21 lakh crore. The Delhi-Varanasi corridor, if flagged off in 2021, is expected to complete in a span of 10 year and cost cost around Rs 52,860 crore. And the Delhi-Lucknow stretch will be completed by 2029. It adds that the maximum operational speed of the bullet trains is being considered as 300 km/hr, while the commercial speed will be 250 km/hr.

The average base fare of the train, as per the report, is expected to cost Rs 4.5 per km. Passengers on the Delhi to Varansi route will have to spend Rs 3240, while the fare for Delhi to Lucknow route will be Rs 1980.

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    paban ghosh
    Jul 16, 2017 at 6:41 pm
    Good ! Less than the cost of 2G Scam of Congress.
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      hbalakrishnan
      Jul 16, 2017 at 5:57 pm
      What an irony !! The South and the West are the main contributors to the Nation's GDP. And yet be it the Tejas trains or the Bullets - all seem to conveniently bypass the South especially. Is this what NaMo means as " cooperative federalism " ? Why will there not be anti- Hindi agitations in the South ?
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      1. Sumit Singh
        Jul 18, 2017 at 9:31 pm
        What an irony people like you play victim everywhere without doing a bit of Google search. Search Mumbai Chennai Bullet train project.
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      2. Syed Asif
        Jul 16, 2017 at 5:13 pm
        Its takes 3 hrs to travel a 60km in passenger trains. What bluffing going on by this govt make an average speed of 60 km/hr atleast before going for 300km/hr
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          Vivek
          Jul 16, 2017 at 4:12 pm
          I dont think any Indian comman man can afford tickit of that train. And people go to Varanasi to spend some time than save some time. This train only made for Modi and Shah for their ' Chainya Chainya "dance of 2019 election.
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            Yogesh
            Jul 16, 2017 at 2:31 pm
            Have been hearing this from last 3 years. Japan had done this in 1960s. In span of 3 years the Japanese got first train running and Modi government is doing feasibility study from 3 years. First for bullet trains at 300 km/hr and then with Hyperloop at 1000 km/hr. Modi govt. has just got us day dreaming and nothing else.
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