Indian Railways to connect Bengaluru to Hyderabad with semi high-speed railway track

Indian Railways is planning to connect Bengaluru and Hyderabad through a semi-high-speed track cutting the travelling time to 2.5 hours.

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BANGALORE (Metro Rail News): Indian Railways is reportedly planning to connect the two thriving IT hubs of the country, Bengaluru and Hyderabad via a semi-high-speed railway track that is compatible with running trains at a speed of 200km per hour which will result in cutting the travelling duration to 2.5 hours.

While the total length of the existing track between the two cities is 622 km, the Railways is planning to reduce it to 503 km from Umdanagar near Secunderabad to Yelahanka in Bangalore as part of the Gati Shakti initiative and would reportedly cost around ₹30,000 crores. Currently, it takes around 10 to 11 hours for passengers to commute between Hyderabad and Bengaluru by train.

Fencing or sidewalls at both sides of the track is a must for semi-high speed trains. It has been proposed to build 1.5 metres height sidewalls along the new track to provide an exclusive right of way to the semi-high speed rail operations.

The distance between the two cities will be reduced to two hours once the Bengaluru-Chennai highway is open for commuters, as stated by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari in the Rajya Sabha.

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