Indian Railways, China to build high speed Delhi-Chennai train corridor

Source: firstbiz.firstpost.com

Beijing: An Indian Railways team is in China to chalk out plans for conducting feasibility study to build the 1,754 km-long Delhi-Chennai high-speed train corridor, world’s second largest bullet train line.

The high-level team of officials from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited led by Satish Agnihotri arrived here yesterday and is in talks with China’s High Speed Rail Corp to build the Delhi-Chennai corridor for which the communist giant has agreed to conduct the study free of cost during President Xi Jinping’s visit to India in September, officials here told PTI.

The proposed corridor could be the second largest in the world after China’s 2,298 km-long Beijing-Guangzhou line which was launched last year. Running at a speed of 300 km per hour, it covers the distance in about eight hours.

The Delhi-Chennai high speed line could cost around USD 32.6 billion, state-run China Daily quoted Chinese officials as saying. More info

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