In future, Delhi to Chennai in 6 hrs by train

Brinand Jha,  Hindustan Times

Railways minister Suresh Prabhu has fast-tracked plans to build the world’s second-longest high-speed rail corridor between Delhi and Chennai that will see trains running at speeds of 300km/hour, covering the 1,754-kilometre distance between the two cities in six hours.

The corridor is likely to cost Rs. 2 lakh crore and is proposed to be developed jointly with China, home to the world’s longest high-speed rail line between Beijing and Guangzhou.

A high-level Railways team will visit Beijing on November 24 to complete formalities with Chinese counterparts for the project’s feasibility study, ministry officials said.

The team – comprising officials of the High Speed Rail Corporation and the Rail Vikas Nigam Limited– will sign an agreement with the China Railway Siyuan Survey and Design Group.

“An Indian Railways team will visit China for training.  The study on the Delhi-Chennai line can be expected to begin early next year”, ministry officials said. More info

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