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

Anushka Khare Posted on: 2020-09-09 20:04:00 Viewer: 18,917 Comments: 0 Country: India City:

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

Delhi-Varanasi High Speed Rail Corridor is India's second bullet train project after the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor. The 865 km HSR corridor will connect Varanasi to National Capital Region (NCR) through 12 stations.

  • Project Name: Delhi-Varanasi High Speed Rail (Bullet Train) Project
  • Owner: Indian Railways
  • Operator: National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited
  • Project Type: High Speed Rail
  • Project Cost: Rs 1.21 Lakh Crore
  • Route Length: 865 km
  • Train Speed: 320 kmph
  • Journey Fare: Rs 4.5 per km
  • Journey Hours: 2 hours 37 minutes
  • Status: Approved and under DPR stage

Delhi-Varanasi High-Speed Rail Route

  • Route Length: 865 km (At grade, elevated and underground)
  • Total Stations: 12 (Delhi - 1, Uttar Pradesh - 11)
  • Station Names: Delhi, Noida, Jewar Airport, Mathura, Agra, New Etawah, South Kannauj, Lucknow, Raibareli, Prayagraj (Allahabad), New Bhadoi, and Varanasi.

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)

Project Timelines

  • 2017: A consortium of INECO, TYPSA and ICT had submitted the project feasibility study report of the proposed Delhi-Varanasi 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).
  • February 2020: NHSRCL has started floating tenders for various activities including design and survey of the project.

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