People can now travel from Delhi to Varanasi in just 2 hours. Traveling by a normal train and sitting in your tightly spaced uncomfortable coach seats for long hours will soon become a story of the past. As the new Bullet Train projects soon to be undertaken by our Government are going to make our long journeys by rail spectacularly shorter.
Under the project recently, the Modi government has decided to start a bullet train service from Delhi to Varanasi that will cover the journey between two states in just 2.5 hours. Isn’t that amazing! The bullet train will run at a maximum speed of 250km/h and will cover long distant journeys in a jiffy.
Travel With The Future
Starting Bullet Trains in India to cut travel time is a very futuristic approach of the government in terms of transportation. Not only will benefit the citizens of India in a big way but will also improve the character of Indian Railways who are really infamous for late timings and slow trains. The high-speed railway project is being undertaken by the Indian Railways under the guidance of a Spanish firm called, M/s INECO-TYPSA-ICT. Under the project bullets trains will be started for corridors like Delhi to Kolkata, Delhi to Lucknow, Delhi to Varanasi, Mumbai to Nagpur and Mumbai to Ahmedabad. Approvals for all the projects are still in the pipeline of Railway Authorities of India.
Delhi-Varanasi Bullet Train-Project Details
To be started in the year 2021, the bullet train project for Delhi to Varanasi will be operation by the year 2031 as per the sources. The Spanish company has already studied the feasibility for the project and submitted the report to the railway corporation of India.
- The fare of the train will be set on per/km basis with a base a fare of Rs 4.5/km
- So Travelling from Delhi to Varanasi will cost Rs 3,240 for 720 km
- Right now an average rail journey from Delhi to Varanasi is 12 hours long
- With the new bullet train the journey’s time will be truncated by 9 hours as the train will take only 2.5 hours to cover 720kms
- The Delhi-Varanasi corridor will pass through stations of Greater Noida, Sultanpur, Aligarh, Lucknow and Jaunpur.
- The main terminal for the Delhi Varanasi route is designated to be Akshardham Temple.
- Cost of the whole project estimated to be around Rs 52,680 crore
- The bullet train will run at a speed of 250km/h
Transportation system of India needs a serious facelift at this moment of time, especially the railway department that serves almost 22 million passengers per day in the country. Thus, bringing up bullet trains in the scene can prove to be really useful in future, but for now guys you have to wait a bit more to get a ride in the fastest train.