The Indian Railways is regularly carrying out several high-speed feasibility tests on Delhi-Varanasi route bullet train running on Golden Quadrilateral network to decrease travel time for trains.
As per the reports, Delhi and Varanasi route will take travel time of 2 hours and 37 minutes through a bullet train. On the other hand, the distance between Delhi and Lucknow route will be completed in 1 hour and 38 minutes.
“This study is being done by three Messrs – Spain’s INECO, TYPSA and ICT. Right now the draft final report has been submitted to Railways. Various divisions will now study and give their inputs, which in turn will be incorporated by these firms in their final report,” Anil Saxena, Indian Railways Spokesperson stated.
He said, “The final report will be submitted to the Railway Board in 2 months time and after that, a decision on the project will be taken.”
The reports revealed that the Indian Railways has spent Rs 1.21 lakh crore. The project of Delhi-Varanasi corridor will get finished in a time period of 10 year and Rs 52,860 crore will be spent on this project. On the other hand, Delhi-Lucknow project will get finished by 2029. It is believed that the maximum operational speed of the bullet trains is 300 km/hr, on the other hand, the commercial speed of bullet train will be 250 km/hr.
It costs Rs 4.5 per km for average base fare. The traveler on the Delhi-Varansi route will have to give Rs 3240 and for Delhi-Lucknow route, the passenger will have to spend Rs 1980.