NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has started its work for preparing a detailed project report (DPR) for the proposed Delhi-Varanasi high-speed rail (HSR) corridor following directions by the central government.
The 865 kilometers long Delhi-Noida-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi rail corridor is one of the eight HSR passageways which will transform the Railways systems in the coming years with reducing the time duration of travels within few major cities.
The other seven corridors are Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad (886-km), Varanasi-Howrah (760-km), Mumbai-Nashik-Nagpur (753-km), Mumbai-Pune-Hyderabad (711-km), Ahmedabad-Mumbai (508-km), Delhi-Chandigarh-Ludhiana-Jalandhar-Amritsar (459-km) and Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore (435-km
The proposed rail corridor between Varanasi and Howrah is the latest addition to the government’s HSR corridor plan which is being seen as making Varanasi a key economic hub keeping in mind the importance of Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh.
The corridors have been proposed to optimise high-speed rail connectivity between major cities and give an impetus to the industrial sector, according to a report prepared by The Economic Times.