New Delhi (Urban Transport News): Apart from the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail corridor, the Indian Railways has started a survey for 12 new routes to start high-speed rail projects in India. The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRC) is exploring the possibility of bullet trains from New Delhi to Varanasi via Ghaziabad and Hapur. If everything was fine, the distance of 720 km would be completed in just three hours. Focus on short distance cities Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said that the team of experts will submit the survey report of 12 routes to the Indian government.
It has a special focus on New Delhi -Murabad-Varanasi. The bullet train route, the number of passengers, the distance between the two stations, the economic condition of the area and the quality and availability of land are being assessed. These trains will run at 320 km per hour. The Ministry of Railways has selected 12 new routes in the country, which are considered in the fastest and most busy corridors. In this episode, the German survey team has made the feasibility study report for the Chennai-Mysore High-Speed Rail corridor. A feasibility report is being prepared for many tracks including New Delhi-Bhopal, New Delhi-Mumbai, Pune-Mumbai, Hyderabad-Chennai, Prayagraj-Patna, Bangalore-Chennai-Trivandrum.
New Delhi-Kanpur-Prayagraj route has been surveyed many times. On the other hand, with the doubling railway line between New Delhi-Varanasi, the track's capacity has been increased. India's first 'Make in India' semi high-speed Train 18 has been tested on this track at the speed of 180 km per hour. Experts believe that a new corridor for high-speed bullet train can also be made. The high-speed bullet trains run at a speed of more than 300 km per hour. The engine of the trains is completely aerodynamic. These trains have been considered extremely safe. The bullet train started first run in Japan in 1964. According to the data revealed from Japan, no passenger died till today.