The central government has started work on the possibility of launching bullet train projects on seven new routes including Delhi-Varanasi and Delhi-Ahmedabad. A total investment of about Rs 10 lakh crore can be made. A key order has also been issued in the midst of the crisis of the Corona epidemic.
According to media reports, the government has issued an order to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) on the possibility of starting work on bullet train projects on the Delhi-Varanasi (865 km), Mumbai-Nagpur (753 km), Delhi-Ahmedabad (886 km), Chennai-Mysore (453 km), Delhi-Amritsar (459 km), Mumbai-Hyderabad (711 km) and Varanasi-Howrah (760 km) route. These will cost around Rs 10 lakh crore.
According to the report, Achal Khare, managing director of the National High-Peed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL), said, “The government has asked for a detailed project report (DPR) for these seven new corridors. Only after the DPR is ready can it be determined how much it will cost.