Lucknow, India (Metro Rail Today): Bullet Train likely to connect Delhi to Varanasi via Ayodhya in the coming years. The train travel time which takes around 11-12 hours at present will get reduced to 3 hours once the Delhi- Varanasi High- Speed- Rail (DVSHR) project gets ready. The work has already started.
The 865 Km proposed High Speed Rail, Commonly known as Bullet Train, will connect Delhi with Varanasi through 12 stations including Lucknow, Ayodhya, Mathura, Etawah, Kannauj and Prayagraj.
As per the project’s feasibility report, people will be able to travel between Delhi and Lucknow in 1 hour 38 minutes. While the environment impact assessment, social impact surveys nd utility identification along the proposed route are likely to start soon. the instructions are to avoid any forest or wildlife sanctuaries in the route.
Besides connecting in the national capital with several religious cities of Uttar Pradesh, the project is also expected to boost the real estate sector on the proposed rail route.
The project will also benefit devotees who want to travel by train to Ayodhya, about 690km from Delhi, and currently takes more than 10 hours by train. The train will have a maximum speed of 350 kmph and an operation speed of 300 kmph. With a passenger capacity of 750, this train will be equipped with urgent earthquake detection and an alarm system for automatic braking.