With the years moving toward, you may get to tour from Delhi to Jammu and Delhi to Guwahati on Indian Railways modern high-speed railway structures at 300 kilometres per hour. As per the new plan, National Rail Plan (NRP) disclosed by the Ministry of Railways, by 2051 numerous cities across India will be assembled via bullet trains. Indian Railways desires to finish off this draft NRP by January 2021 after meeting with several ministries. The draft NRP recommends to expand the bullet train hallways and bring up new ones to give rise to prominent cities with tourism and monetary ability on the high-speed rail map.
The already suggested high-speed rail passageways, as part of the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), are:
As per the draft of NRP, the following high-density passenger passages have been recognised for the beginning of bullet trains:
- Lengthening Delhi–Chandigarh–Amritsar bullet train passageway to Jammu via Pathankot. The goal is to provide an economic upswing to Jammu and Pathankot and also cater to the tourism ability of Vaishno Devi.
- Delhi-Agra-Kanpur-Lucknow-Varanasi bullet train passageway to be routed via Ayodhya. This has also been recommended in the plan of the Delhi-Varanasi High-Speed Rail Corridor Survey.
- Delhi-Agra-Kanpur-Lucknow-Varanasi bullet train corridor to be expanded to Patna and Kolkata.
- A new bullet train corridor from Patna to Guwahati via Katihar and New Jalpaiguri. The new passageway will assist bind Guwahati to the Delhi-Agra-Kanpur-Lucknow-Varanasi bullet train route.
- A bullet train corridor between Hyderabad and Bengaluru by expanding the Mumbai-Hyderabad line. This will attach Mumbai to Chennai and also enable bring cities in North India such as Jammu, Amritsar, Delhi and Jaipur nearer to Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai.
- Another high-speed rail line is suggested between Nagpur and Varanasi by expanding the Mumbai–Nashik–Nagpur passageway. The objective is to bind Mumbai with Varanasi, which in turn will adjoin with Delhi–Varanasi–Patna–Guwahati corridor.
Proposed phasing of bullet train corridors by Indian Railways
As per the draft NRP, some of the majorly used corridors for passenger trains include; Delhi-Mumbai via Kota Ratlam and Delhi Guwahati via Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Delhi-Kolkata via Kanpur, Prayagraj, Mughalsarai. With the heightening railway traffic, the regular rate of passenger trains has received a blow and the national transporter is losing out to other carrier procedures by virtue of speed, the draft states, explaining the necessity for the high-speed rail network.
India’s first bullet train program is already being carried out between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The venture has been postponed because of land obtainment obstacles. PM Modi is expected to have instructed railway administrators to finalise the fraction of the high-speed rail program in Gujarat if the matters in Maharashtra are not settled.