NEW DELHI: India is expected that the second bullet train service will commence soon on Varanasi-Delhi route.
The Bhartiya Janta Party government has proposed bullet train connectivity between the New Delhi to Varanasi via Aligarh, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow and Sultanpur.
The bullet train is expected to complete the journey in just two hours and 40 minutes. Currently, the trains take time on this route at least 10 to 14 hours to complete the journey.
According to report, the project of bullet train in Uttar Pradesh is expected to be fast-tracked in the wake of UP assembly polls next year.
The report added that a Spanish firm is studying the feasibility of the proposed corridor and it has already submitted the interim report but the final report will most likely come in by the end of the year.
The preliminary cost, without rolling stock, being worked out is estimated to be about Rs 43,000 crore for the Delhi-Varanasi stretch