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Delhi-Varanasi Bullet Train may run in 15 years - will cover the distance in 160 minutes

The proposed bullet train between Delhi and Varanasi may start running within the next 15 years.   The distance of 720 km will be covered in just 2 hours and 37 minutes instead of the current time of 12 hours.  The project is part of the Delhi-Kolkata high speed corridor (1474.5 km) and the train will pass through Greater Noida, Aligarh, Lucknow, Sultanpur and Jaunpur stations.

Staff correspondent, NewsCrunch

The proposed bullet train between Delhi and Varanasi may start running within the next 15 years. 

The distance of 720 km will be covered in just 2 hours and 37 minutes instead of the current time of 12 hours.

The project is part of the Delhi-Kolkata high speed corridor (1474.5 km) and the train will pass through Greater Noida, Aligarh, Lucknow, Sultanpur and Jaunpur stations. 

Delhi to Lucknow will only take one hour and 38 minutes which covers a distance of 440 km.  

The Spanish firm M/s INECO- TYPSA- ICT, which was doing the feasibility study of the project, has submitted the final report to the high-speed rail corporation and railway board on Thursday, reports The Times of India. 

The Delhi-Varanasi stretch will cost about 52,680 crore rupees while the entire Delhi-Kolkata corridor will cost around 1.21 lakh crore rupees in the future. 

The alignment has been designed for maximum operational speed of 300 km per hour in order to meet a commercial speed of 250 km per hour. 

As per the report, if the project starts in 2021, the Delhi-Lucknow stretch will be done by 2029 while the Delhi-Varanasi stretch will be done by 2031.  

They have suggested a fare of 4.5 rupees per km which means that the cost to travel from Delhi to Lucknow will be 1,980 rupees while Delhi to Varanasi will cost around 3,240 rupees per person. 

 

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