Varanasi-Howrah High Speed Rail: Project Information, Tenders, Stations, Routes and Updates

Naomi Pandya Posted on: 2021-02-04 08:04:00 Viewer: 3,935 Comments: 0 Country: India City: New Delhi

Varanasi-Howrah High Speed Rail: Project Information, Tenders, Stations, Routes and Updates

Project Summary

  • Project Name: Varanasi-Howrah High Speed Rail (Bullet Train) Project
  • Owner: Indian Railways
  • Operator: National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited
  • Project Type: High Speed Rail
  • Project Cost: NA
  • Route Length: 760 km
  • Train Speed: 320 kmph
  • Journey Fare: Rs 4.5 per km
  • Journey Hours: 2 hours 37 minutes
  • Status: Approved and under DPR stage

Varanasi-Howrah High-Speed Rail Route

  • Route Length: 760 km (At grade, elevated and underground)
  • Total Stations: 10
  • Station Names: Varanasi, Buxar, Arrah, Patna, Nawada, Dhanbad, Asansol, Durgapur, Burdaman and Howrah.

System Information

  • Train Type: Bullet Train
  • Operational Speed: 320 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)

Major Contractors

  • Highway Engineering - Magnitude Consortium: For Data Collection and Associated Survey Work for preparing the detailed project report (DPR).

Project Timelines

  • December 2019: Ministry of Railways had given the task to National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) for preparing the detailed project report (DPR).
  • February 2020: NHSRCL has started floating tenders for various activities including design and survey of the project.
  




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