Bullet Train to Reduce Delhi-Kolkata Travel Time to 5 Hours

Commuters can reach Kolkata from Delhi in as little as five hours.

Published21 Jun 2016, 05:54 AM IST
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The travel time between Delhi and Kolkata could be cut down to as little as five hours by operating a bullet train on the route, a firm commissioned by the Indian Railways has suggested.

A feasibility study is being undertaken for the 1513-km-long Delhi-Kolkata high speed corridor, along with two other routes of the Diamond Quadrilateral project, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

The corridor is estimated to cost about Rs 84,000 crore. Diamond Quadrilateral – one of the more ambitious programmes of the NDA government – will connect four metropolitan cities through the high-speed railway network.

According to the firm’s report, the travel time between Delhi and Kolkata on the proposed bullet train will take 4 hours 56 minutes, against the 17 hours it takes in the Rajdhani.

The bullet train is expected to run about 300 kms per hour on the dedicated track.

(With PTI inputs)

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