NEW DELHI: Moving ahead with the Diamond Quadrilateral project, railways have selected companies from China, France and Spain to carry out feasibility study of three routes connecting Delhi with Mumbai and Kolkata and also between Mumbai and Chennai.
The Rs 2 lakh crore Diamond Quadrilateral project aims to drastically reduce the travelling time between the metros with the introduction of the high-speed trains, which will run at speeds of about 300-kmph.
While a company from China will study Delhi-Mumbai route, another company from France has been given Mumbai-Chennai corridor. A Spanish company will conduct the route between Delhi and Kolkata, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
High Speed Rail Corporation has awarded the contract to the Third Railway Survey and Design Institute (China), Systra (France) and Ineco (Spain) to carry out feasibility study of three high speed corridors.
The feasibility study for the three routes is estimated to cost about Rs 30 crore.
Currently, the superfast Rajdhani Express covers the distance between Delhi and Mumbai in about 16 hours. With the introduction of the high-speed train, the travel time is expected to be reduced by almost half.
Jag Mohan (Unknown)
The travel time will come down in long run
How the long distance routes of Delhi -Chennai and Kolkatta --Chennai were left out?.These are routes first to be attended , to reduce the travel time.
Rajiv agrawal (Unknown)
STILL YEARS N YEARS AWAY,....!
High speed is good but it might just change some passenger travelling from Airways to railways instead of totally focusin on high speed train with 300+ speed it would be good or best if the can get some train running ate semi high speed around 200+/- 20 on our existing infrastructure where the structure just need some more maintenance and it can be made more efficient by using modern day technology in maintaining the tracks
I sincerely urge the Central or State government to first please implement this high speed rail between Bangalore to Hyderabad as on this route only the IT professionals travel on a high frequency basis and they can contribute a high value to this corridor as lot of guys are high net worth individuals and usually they spend a lot on this route to travel to and fro, so please implement on this corridor exclusively if the government wants to get real money.
All useless and baseless things ; government simply wasting tax payers money ; insted of bullet trains and wasting crores of rupees in just these 3 routes ; the investement amount on these 3 routes will itself be enough to strengtening new tracks to manage speeds upto 180 kmphr ; doubling the long pending single tracks which can mobilise the whole railways ; once speed increased tho 180 kmphr the travelling time on all routes can be decreased to about40 % which itself will decrease raiways inces ..