NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Indian Railways aims to add four new bullet train circuits to the high-speed rail network as part of the National Rail Plan. There is a 618-kilometre corridor between Hyderabad and Bangalore, an 855-kilometre route between Nagpur and Varanasi, and an 850-kilometre route between Patna and Guwahati a 190-kilometre corridor connecting Amritsar, Pathankot, and Jammu are among the corridors planned.
The new routes would be presented and the eight that the railway ministry has already been working on under the NRP. The railway government is also looking towards connecting all of India’s main cities to the high-speed train network. According to the TNIE research, the approved and proposed bullet train corridors will travel alongside national highways and expressways, enhancing passengers’ views with magnificent greenery.
According to Railway Minister, the first high-speed rail corridor in India, which would run between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and cover a distance of 508 kilometres, is now under construction and might be completed by 2026-27 Ashwini Vaishnaw.
The project’s estimated cost is Rs. 1.1 lakh crore. The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited has prepared a complete project report for the Mumbai – Ahmedabad project, responsible for financing, constructing, and managing India’s bullet train projects. The DPRs for other approved corridors, on the other hand, are still in work.
The eight already approved high-speed rail corridors include Mumbai – Ahmedabad, a 958-kilometre corridor connecting Delhi and Varanasi with a 123-kilometre spur connecting Lucknow and Ayodhya, a 736-kilometre corridor connecting Nagpur and Mumbai, an 886-kilometre corridor connecting Delhi and Ahmedabad, a 480-kilometre corridor connecting Delhi and Amritsar, a 711-kilometre corridor connecting Mumbai and Hyderabad, a 760-kilometre corridor connecting Varanasi and Howrah. The railway ministry may propose these four lines this year if everything goes according to plan.