Date of Post : 25 July, 2017
Kolkata: Following the RVNL’s feasibility report submission for a bullet train corridor from Delhi-Kolkata, the Railway Board has now entrusted it with the feasibility study of 2 more alignments from Kolkata.
Further Information on the High Speed Corridors:
- The Kolkata-Mumbai having a distance of 1,968 km and Kolkata-Chennai 2,182 km corridors will be part of the high-speed railway network called Diamond Quadrilateral.
- In fact, the Mumbai-Nagpur alignment will be the first phase of the proposed Mumbai-Kolkata corridor.
- The feasibility study is being done under government-to-government cooperation with Spain by Adif-Ineco.
- The feasibility study for Kolkata-Chennai corridor is to be decided by the Ministry of Railways.
- According to the officials, this is quite similar to the Golden Quadrilateral highway project of the NDA government under Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
- Currently, the travel time by train from Kolkata to Mumbai varies from 26 to 40 hours and the high-speed bullet train can reduce the travel time to less than 10 hours, said a Railways official.
- The tracks of the corridor will be dedicated and mostly elevated.
- The HSR can carry 14,400 passengers per hour whereas a motorway can carry only 8,000 passengers per hour.