Seven New High-Speed Rail Projects are also on the way: Ministry of Railways

The New Delhi-Varanasi (including Ayodhya) is one of the seven proposed high-speed bullet train projects

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train
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NEW DELHI, INDIA (Metro Rail News): Even before completing India’s first high-speed bullet train project from Mumbai-Ahmedabad, the Ministry of Railways has thrown seven more bullet train projects, including the one between New Delhi to Ayodhya and the PM’s constituency of Varanasi.

The senior railway official reiterated that just like China, India also wants to run on the Chinese lines by connecting all its major cities with high-speed bullet trains. With the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, Mumbaikars will also get a direct linkage to the industrial city of Nagpur. A team of experts from the National High-Speed Rail Corporation is also preparing the DPR of the 766 Km route of the same project.

As per Railway authorities, the preliminary surveys for the feasibility of the corridor have been completed. Moreover, the Ministry has also clarified that connecting Varanasi to New Delhi with High-Speed Bullet Train would be their priority project.

Sushma Gaur, additional General Manager Public Relations, National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited, confirmed that the Railway ministry had given the responsibility of creating DPR’s for the seven new Bullet Train Projects to NHSRCL. The New Delhi-Varanasi (including Ayodhya) is one of the seven proposed high-speed bullet train projects.
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Proposed New Bullet Train projects are:

  1. Delhi-Varanasi (including Ayodhya)
  2. Delhi-Ahmedabad (866 Km)
  3. Mumbai-Nagpur (740Km)
  4. Varanasi-Howrah (760 Km)
  5. Chennai-Mysore (435Km)
  6. Delhi-Amritsar (459Km)
  7. Mumbai-Hyderabad (711Km)


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    This is Engr. s.M. Humayun, MEngg in civil, RUET, MBA,IBA,RU having over 24 years of experience in consultancy & construction sector specially in road, bridge,flyover, Railway and Urban Infrastructure improvement Project funded by ADB,WB,JICa,IDB,OFID & GoB.
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  2. Respected Sir/Madam Waha bhi railway tracks jam kardengi public like Punjab state. Before investment in project our government should clear lines first then not 7 we can take 700 projects.

  3. I am glad to hear the complete connectivity plan of high speed intercity projects of NHSRCL, and would like to congratulate the team.
    I have few thoughts to share with you from the Infrastructute Planning perspective and will appreciate inputs:
    (1) the effectiveness of newly established NHSRCL is more than the classical institute,
    (2) a national level high speed master plan if prioritised and implemented can ensure fast connectivity thus ensuring economic growth,
    (3) role of local and state transport institutions such as metro, BRTS, regional trains, high speed trains can ensure seamless connectivity however uncoordinated efforts may turn into complete chaos,
    (4) our focus must remain to complete existing projects incl Ahmedabad- Mumbai by removing few last hurdles rather diverting focus to new projects,
    (5) availability of Expert manpower for technology oriented projects remain a challenge, thus our focus must remain to train and produce manpower to consume new insights related to construction, communication, sensor and decision making. Not only government institutions but focused private Universities too given a chance for training,
    (6) like Japan or Germany at least one Professor from the domain must be kept on the board of newly established entities ensuring transfer of knowledge from projects to future professionals as well from lab to project implication.
    Looking forward for your inputs.
    Prof Dr-Ing Anupam Kumar Singh
    [email protected]

  4. Important step towards High Speed Rail in India. It will improve the economy and mobilty of the people of India by.
    The folowing routs may also considered.
    1) Chennai – Madurai
    2) Chennai – Kochin via Coimbatore.
    P. Sriram,
    PCE Rtd, Indian Railways


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