Mysuru-Chennai Bullet Train route gets finalised

The route is one of the seven such routes which have been finalised recently. The bullet train will run at a maximum speed of 320 kilometres per hour and the actual distance from Mysuru to Chennai is over 485 kilometres while the bullet train corridor will be 435 kilometres

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The Mysore-Chennai High-Speed Rail corridor
The Mysore-Chennai High-Speed Rail corridor

NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The 435-km high-speed rail (bullet train) corridor between Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai will finally be a reality soon and the route will be among a network of high-speed bullet trains on seven new routes, sources confirmed.

The Indian Railways along with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will start the process to acquire additional land soon. As per different media reports, the NHAI will soon acquire land to lay tracks for high-speed trains along Greenfield expressways for integrated development of the rail transport network in the country. 

During an Infra Sector Group meeting held recently, it was decided that the NHAI will take over land acquisition and a four-member committee was formed to look into the matter. The committee will work on the modalities for acquiring land and its cost estimation.

As per reports, the Indian Railways plans to run bullet trains on 7 important new routes of the country. The seven high-speed rail corridors are Delhi to Varanasi via Noida, Agra and Lucknow; Varanasi to Howrah via Patna; Delhi to Ahmedabad via Jaipur and Udaipur; Delhi to Amritsar via Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Jalandhar; Mumbai to Nagpur via Nasik; Mumbai to Hyderabad via Pune and Chennai to Mysore via Bengaluru.

The Railway Board has recently written to the NHAI and given details of seven high-speed rail corridors for running bullet trains for which the detailed project reports are being prepared. NHAI has also been asked to depute a nodal officer for this purpose for better integration of the mammoth planning exercise

The bullet train will run at a maximum speed of 320 kilometres per hour and the actual distance from Mysuru to Chennai is over 485 kilometres while the bullet train corridor will be 435 kilometres. Going by the train speed, it can cover the 145-km distance from Mysuru to Bengaluru in just 45 minutes.

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  1. Very nice to hear such wonderful projects across the country. My suggestion to Mysore Chennai corridor is ,make straight route from bangarapet to Gudiyatham. It will reduce atleast 50 to 60 km distance on this route. Concern engineers and authority look into the aspect and reduce travel time.

    • Thats very difficult – Its looks like this in Map

      Gudiyattam is around 280 MSL and the MSL increase steeply to 700 metres in span of 20 Kms
      Gradient is too high to attempt this

  2. Excellent.
    My suggestion is to have bypass to all the town’s in between Mysore and Bangalore which reduces the ruining time. Is well also be economical inn the following:

    1. Rail line will reduce by 35 kms.
    2. Energy consumption will permanently reduced
    3. Can be cheaper if reduced tariffs are fixed due to the above reductions logically.

    • Bullet train can’t have multiple station like we have now on current Indian railway line.
      If it reaches 200+ kmph, train can stop one time in between.
      Multiple station for short distance between Bangalore to Mysuru in not advisable, at 200+ kmph speed
      When I travelled in bullet train between Tianjin to Beijing ( in 2017) distance of 200 km or so there was one stop in the middle, train reached 283 kmph maximum, by that time train reached Beijing, after start with one stop in between it took only 30 minutes at high speed, train slowed down when it reached Beijing, it took 5 minutes at slow speed to reach platform, near station train can’t run at high speed!!!

    • Ask it to worst CM of Maharashtra, he is not accepting it for some funding.. So that’s why it is lagging bcz of these kind of idiots… Don’t worry too much it will be the first route to be completed

    • Ask it to worst CM of Maharashtra, he is not accepting it for some funding… So that’s why the project is lagging… Don’t worry too much it will be the first route to be complete.

  3. Let there be a time bound action plan, responsibility centres, timely fund allocation , seamless land acquisition, through testing of tracks , signalling systems and rolling stock et all and not mere announcements.

  4. I would say to have chennai Bangalore Shimoga hubli which will cover much parts of Karnataka..The proposed route doesn’t make any sense in building Bangalore to mysore.. Bangalore – Mysore has lot of agriculture land and would be another failure like NICE Road to Mysore proposal..

    • Hello nice road is failure because of political thing. Mysore Bangalore Chennai is economically viable. daily more than 40k people travel between Bangalore and Mysore by train by bus around 60k people totally 1 lakh apart from own vehicle and nearly 3 to 5k people travel to Chennai from Mysore. Now 10 lane road is happening between Mysore and Bangalore. Once it done Mysore will change like Pune. Keeping that in mind central government doing this. Tell me such amount of people travel between shivamoga and hubli. Once bullet train becomes reality. There will lot of trips between this cities. Mostly 20 to 30. Such amount of schedule is not possible between shivamoga and other cutues.

  5. I would say to have chennai Bangalore Shimoga hubli which will cover much parts of Karnataka..The proposed route doesn’t make any sense in building Bangalore to mysore.. Bangalore – Mysore has lot of agriculture land and would be another failure like NICE Road to Mysore proposal and Airport.

  6. A project becomes vaible when the occupency ratio reaches to 80% and with minimum number of intra stopages to maintaintain the design speed. The govt should examine the route between Bengalore to Hyderabad which has a great potential ( hundreds of buses plys every day) Unfortunately as on date the route is with single track at many sections.

  7. Out of 7 proposal, 3 are from UP and in particular 2 are connecting Varanasi. When did Varanasi suddenly become a hub for commercials. In India other places do require such scheme to boost the commercial establishments. Landscaping not an excuses.

    People’s Tax Money to be spent wisely not for any individual political party or person.

  8. On a very big railway project, experts should study existing railways and publish brief reports for the people to understand it. The picture shown is of ICE (InterCity Express) train of German Railway and have traveled on it several times. In fact, the 425 km Frankfurt – Berlin stretch with 4 stops was covered in 4:30 to 5:15, at different times. The cruising speed I saw on display was 250 km/h. This means, practically the effective speed will be only about 100km/h. But, I have also traveled on the Chinese Bullet train Beijing – Shanghai 1340km stretch; there, the cruising speed was 305km/h and total time for 1340 km was 5:20, with 2 or 3 stops.

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