Final Feasibility Report Submitted for Bullet Train Corridor Between Mysore-Bengaluru-Chennai

Final Feasibility Report Submitted for Bullet Train Corridor Between Mysore-Bengaluru-Chennai

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Date of Post: 23 Nov, 2018

Travel time between Chennai and Mysore will be cut down by more than 5 hours by 2030 if the Railway Board approves a plan for a high-speed rail network between the two cities proposed by the German government. Germany on Thursday submitted its final feasibility report for the 435-km high speed rail (bullet train) corridor between Mysore-Bengaluru-Chennai to the Indian Railways.

More Information:

  • The report was handed over to Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani by German Ambassador to India Martin Ney at the Railway Ministry.
  • “The key results of the study is that the high speed railways on the route is not only feasible but also manageable,” speaking about the report, the German Ambassador said.
  • The report was completed in 18 months and is fully funded by the German government, he said.
  • The report is doable but before taking further steps, it will be studied, Lohani said.
  • The estimated cost of the project to be around Rs 1 lakh crore and an additional cost of Rs 150 crore for rolling stock, the report stated.
  • Out of 435 km, about 84% of the track would be elevated, while 11% will be in a tunnel.
  • Rest 5% will be on grade.
  • “The bullet train will take about 2 hours and 25 minutes to travel the 435-km distance between Chennai and Mysore at maximum speed of 320 kmph.”
  • After a planning period of 3 years and a construction period of 9 years, the route will be operational by 2030, the report stated.
  • Other routes on which feasibility studies are being conducted include New Delhi-Mumbai, Mumbai-Chennai, Delhi-Kolkata, Delhi-Nagpur and Mumbai-Nagpur.

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