Delhi-Varanasi High Speed Rail: Project Information, Routes, Fares and other Details

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Delhi-Varanasi High Speed Rail: Project Information, Routes, Fares and other Details

General Information

Project Summary

  • Project Name: Delhi-Varanasi High Speed Rail (Bullet Train) Project
  • Owner: Indian Railways
  • Operator: National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited
  • Project Type: High Speed Rail
  • Project Cost: Rs 2.25 Lakh Crore
  • Route Length: 816 km
  • Train Speed: 320 kmph
  • Journey Fare: Rs 4.5 per km
  • Journey Hours: 2 hours 37 minutes
  • Status: Under DPR stage

Operational Routes



Rs 4.5 per km.

Route Map


Project Information

  • Route Length: 816 km
  • Total Stations: 13 (Delhi - 1, Uttar Pradesh - 12)
  • Station Names: Sarai Kale Khan, Noida Sector-142, Jewar Airport, Mathura, Agra, Etawah, Kanpur, Lucknow, Raibareli, Pratapgarh, Prayagraj, Bhadoi and Varanasi.

Project Cost & Funding: Rs. 2.25 Lakh Crores

Deadline: 2028

Technical Information

  • Design Speed: 350 kmph
  • Average Speed: 250 kmph
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1,435 mm
  • Electrification: 25 kv AC 50 Overhead catenary
  • Signalling System: ETCS Level-2 of ERTMS
  • Rolling stock: NA

Major Contractors 

  • Ceinsys Tech Ltd: Data Collection and Associated Survey Work for DPR of Delhi-Varanasi HSR Corridor.
  • Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers and Consultants – GSL Associates JV: Final Alignment design including Aerial LiDAR survey and other related works.
  • Translink Infrastructure Consultants Pvt. Ltd: Preparation of General Arrangement Drawings (GADs) of Crossing Bridges over Rivers, Canals, Railways and Roads (Expressway, NH and SH and Major District Roads) and GADs of proposed Stations and Maintenance Depots  .
  • Enviro Infra Solutions Pvt. Ltd: Environmental Impact Assessment Study / Field Work and Preparation of Environment Impact Assessment Report & Environment Management Plan.

Progress So Far

  • 2017: A consortium of INECO, TYPSA and ICT had submitted the project feasibility study report of the proposed Delhi-Varanasi High Speed Rail corridor.
  • December 2019: Ministry of Railways had given the task to National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) for preparing the detailed project report (DPR).
  • February 2020: NHSRCL has started floating tenders for various activities including design and survey of the project.

Contact details

National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL)
2nd Floor, Asia Bhawan, Road No. 205
Sector-09, Dwarka, New Delhi -110077 


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