Delhi-Amritsar High Speed Rail: Project Information, Tenders, Stations, Routes and Updates

Anushka Khare Posted on: 2020-10-20 10:04:00 Viewer: 17,953 Comments: 0 Country: India City: New Delhi

Delhi-Amritsar High Speed Rail: Project Information, Tenders, Stations, Routes and Updates

Delhi-Amritsar High Speed Rail Corridor is India's fourth bullet train project after the Mumbai-Ahmedabad, Delhi-Varanasi and Mumbai-Nagpur High Speed Rail corridor. The 459 km HSR corridor will connect Amritsar to National Capital Region (NCR) through 8 stations.

  • Project Name: Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar High Speed Rail (Bullet Train) Project
  • Owner: Indian Railways
  • Operator: National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited
  • Project Type: High Speed Rail
  • Project Cost: Rs 61,412 Crore
  • Route Length: 459 km
  • Train Speed: 300 kmph
  • Journey Fare: Rs 4.5 per km
  • Journey Hours: 1 hour 12 minutes
  • Status: Approved and under DPR stage

Delhi-Amritsar High-Speed Rail Route

  • Route Length: 459 km
  • Total Stations: 8 (Delhi - 1, Haryana - 2, Punjab - 5)
  • Station Names: Delhi, Sonipat, Panipat, Ambala, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar.

System Information

  • Train Type: Bullet Train
  • Operational Speed: 300 kmph
  • Maximum Speed: 350 kmph
  • Average Speed: 250 kmph
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435mm
  • No. of Cars: 10
  • Train Capacity: 750 person
  • Signalling: ETCS Level-2 of ERTMS
  • Traction: 25 KV AC through overhead catenary (OHE)
  • Train Safety: Urgent Earthquake Detection and Alarm System (UrEDAS)

Project Timelines

  • 2016: A consortium of RITES and SYSTRA had submitted the project feasibility study report of the proposed Delhi-Amritsar High Speed Rail corridor.
  • December 2019: Ministry of Railways had given the task to National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) for preparing the detailed project report (DPR).
  • October 2020: NHSRCL has started floating tenders for various activities including design and survey of the project.

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