Upcoming Bullet Trains – Say Goodbye To Your Travelling Woes As India Set To Bullet Trains
The Indian government has some ambitious plans for the country. Apart from the ‘Swach Bharat’ movement and the ‘Smart City’ projects, the government is also keen on improving the transportation systems in the country. After getting Metro rail connectivity in cities like Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Jaipur, the country is now all set for the bullet trains. Currently, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor is under construction and if all goes well, other high-traffic routes will also be covered under the project.
The High Speed Rail Corporation (HRSC) recently submitted the final report to the ministry of Indian Railways deeming viability of the Delhi-Amritsar and Delhi-Kolkata corridors. The High Speed Rail Corporation in collaboration with civil infrastructure technology consultants from other countries, have been studying the workability of constructing bullet train corridors in other routes. A report on this will be submitted towards the end of 2017. Aside from Delhi-Amritsar and Delhi-Kolkata routes, studies are also being conducted for feasibility of constructing bullet train corridors in Mumbai-Chennai and Delhi-Mumbai routes. Read – What If Your Car Could Run On Whisky Fuel?
The bullet train covering the Delhi-Amritsar route will have three stoppages at Chandigarh, Panipat and Ambala. Interestingly, the 458-km corridor will ostensibly be covered within 2 and a half hours, which usually takes four hours. This would save 90 minutes of total travel time.
Another upcoming Bullet train from Delhi to Kolkata will be an extension of the Delhi to Varanasi corridor that has received a green signal for the authorities. One must note that this will be the longest corridor covering 1474kms. This route will cover 11 stations including Greater Noida, Aligarh, Lucknow, Sultanpur, Jaipur, Varanasi, Buxar, Patna, Dhanbad, Asansol and Burdwan. The total travel time for this corridor will be 6 hours, which is substantially less than Rajdhani Express. A whopping investment of Rs 100,000 crore has been made on the project which is expected to start by 2021. Read – 5 Weird Traffic Laws Across the World
The much-anticipated Delhi-Mumbai bullet Train is primarily an extension of the ongoing Mumbai Ahmedabad high speed train corridor. The train will take halt at cities including Gurgaon, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Vadodra and Surat. Insight – Are Indian Roads Safe Enough To Drive?
While the last one on the list of upcoming Bullet trains in India will be the Mumbai-Chennai corridor. It will take halt at two of India’s popular holiday destinations Goa and Tirupati, however the train will also pass through cities like Pune and Bengaluru. The Mumbai-Nagpur bullet train on the other hand will have four stopovers at Nasik, Aurangabad, Akola and Amrawati. Yet in nascent stage, the feasibility report on these two trains will be submitted by October this year. Moreover, work on most of these trains will start from 2021.