Survey and preparation of DPR for seven HSR corridors have been undertaken

“In-principle” approval was given for pre-investment activity for the following two Semi High-Speed Rail Projects

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Survey Begins for High-Speed Rail Corridor Between Delhi and Amritsar ( Representative Image only)

MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): Currently, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) Project is the only sanctioned High-Speed Rail project in the country being implemented with technical and financial assistance from the Government of Japan. Further, the Survey and preparation of a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the following seven (7) High-Speed Rail (HSR) corridors have been undertaken:

(i)    Delhi – Varanasi

(ii)   Delhi -Ahmedabad

(iii)  Mumbai-Nagpur

(iv)  Mumbai -Hyderabad

(v)   Chennai – Bangalore – Mysore

(vi)   Delhi – Chandigarh – Amritsar

(vii)  Varanasi – Howrah

Further, the Government has given “in-principle” approval for a pre-investment activity for the following two Semi High-Speed Rail (SHSR) Projects:-

(i)   Thiruvananthapuram to Kasargod Semi High-Speed Rail (SilverLine) Project on Standard Gauge; and

(ii)    Pune-Nasik Semi High-Speed Rail Project on Broad Gauge Line.

Both the Semi High-Speed Rail (SHSR) projects are to be executed by a Joint Venture company named Kerala Rail Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL) and Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (MRIDC) of the State Governments of Kerala and Maharashtra, respectively.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

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