DELHI (Metro Rail News): Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav informed that the Indian Railways has identified six corridors for high speed and semi-high speed rail corridors on Wednesday. The detailed project report (DPR) of these six corridors will be completed within a year. These new corridors will join the under-construction Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed route.
Indian Railway identified six high-speed rail corridors are below
- Delhi-Noida-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi (865 Km)
- Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad (886) sections.
- Mumbai-Nashik-Nagpur (753 km)
- Mumbai-Pune-Hyderabad (711 km)
- Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore (435 km)
- Delhi-Chandigarh-Ludhiana-Jalandhar-Amritsar (459 km)
High-Speed Trains can run at a maximum speed of over 300 km/hr on a high-speed corridor, while on a semi-high speed corridor, the maximum speed can go beyond 160km/hr.
The country’s first high-speed corridor between Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project will be completed by December 2023.
Speaking on the status of bullet train land acquisition Mr Yadav Said that 90 per cent land acquisition work will be completed in the next six months.
“We need 1,380 hectare of land for the project. 1,005 hectare was private land of which we have acquired 471 hectares. 149 hectare was state government land of which we have got 119 hectares. The remaining is 128 hectare which is railway land which has been given to the high-speed corporation,” he said.
Yadav also said that five bids for civil engineering work which includes track work and tunnels will be opened in March and finalised within six to eight months thence.