Aerial inspection of New Delhi-Lucknow-Varanasi bullet train's elevated tracks underway

The high speed 320km/hour bullet train will cover a distance of 800 km, connecting New Delhi to major cities in Uttar Pradesh.

As part of high-tech development, a rapid speed bullet train will soon ply through New Delhi to Varanasi via Lucknow and Prayagraj. Covering an 800 km long route, the high-speed carriage will run at a speed of 320 km/hour and will connect the National Capital to several major cities in UP including capital Lucknow, Agra, Ayodhya, Rae Bareli and Prayagraj. The aerial inspection of its elevated tracks for the project is already in motion.


Bullet Train to facilitate high-speed connectivity

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Mapping through several cities in Uttar Pradesh, the New Delhi-Varanasi bound bullet-train is all set to offer high-speed connectivity and ease of travel in Uttar Pradesh. Plying through the elevated corridor, the train will connect New Delhi to the proposed airport at Jewar in Gautumbudha Nagar. Plans suggest that this train will follow a different route than the New Delhi-Howrah track.

The development and aerial inspection of this new 800 km route fall under the authority of National Highspeed Railway Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), which will submit the survey reports to the Railway board in a few weeks, an NHSRCL spokesperson stated. Meanwhile, plans are also underway to build a railway bridge over the Ganges River, ahead of Bithoor to create a corridor facilitating better connectivity.

The new route will connect major cities like Noida, Mathura, Agra, Etawah, Rae Bareli, Prayagraj, Bhadohi, Varanasi and Ayodhya, bringing them virtually closer via the high-speed carriage. From Kanpur, it will connect Bilhaur to Lucknow via Unnao's Bangarmau. Plans are underway to build a railway bridge over the Ganges River, ahead of Bithoor.

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