Systra, Rites to study Delhi-Amritsar high speed route


New Delhi: Railways have undertaken a study to run trains at a high speed of 300 kmph on Delhi-Chandigarh- Amritsar route to reduce travel time between the national capital and the holy city to just about two-and-half hours from the existing six hours.

The pre-feasibility study of the proposed 450 km long Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar corridor project will be conducted by French consultant agency Systra along with railways subsidiary Rail India Technical and Economic Service (Rites), said a senior railway ministry official.

The study will explore the possibility of running a bullet train at a maximum speed of 300 km per hour on the proposed Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar route. “It would cost about Rs.7 crore and the contract for undertaking the study has been awarded,” the official said. The study will identify suitable routes for high speed alignment and station locations using satellite imagery data. More info

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