HIGH SPEED RAIL CORRIDOR. DELHI-AGRA-LUCKNOW-VARANASI-PATNA. International Seminar on "High Speed Trains in India - Issues & Options“ 1st & 2nd February 2013 New Delhi. General. Vision 2020 identified 6 HSR corridors for pre-feasibility study (PFS)
International Seminaron"High Speed Trains in India - Issues & Options“1st & 2nd February 2013New Delhi.
1) Upgrade the existing rail corridor upto speed of 160-200 kmph, after segregation of DFC
2) To lay dedicated HSR corridor speed 300-350 KMPH
Delhi to Agra
Option 1 - Follows the existing rail corridor to Mathura and Agra.
Option 2 - Initially follows the existing rail corridor to Faridabad
before using a direct (straight line) route to Agra.
Option 3 - Follows the newly constructed Yamuna Express Way
from Greater Noida to Agra
Option 4– Starting at Indira Ghandi Airport, follows a corridor to the
west of Dehli
Option 5– Follows the existing rail corridor via Aligarh.
Agra to Lucknow
Option 1 - Follows the existing rail corridor via Kanpur
to Lucknow and connects to an intermediate station at Kanpur
Option 2 – Follows a direct (straight line) route between
Agra and Lucknow (avoiding Kanpur)
Option 3 – Follows a direct route to Kanpur and continues on a direct route from Kanpur to Lucknow.
Lucknow to Varanasi
Option 1 - Follows the existing rail corridor via Sultanpur
Option 2 – Follows a direct (straight line) route
between Lucknow and Varanasi
Option 3 – Follows a direct route to Allahabad and also
a direct route between Allahabad to Varanasi.
Varanasi to Patna
Option 1 - Follows the existing rail corridor via Arrah
Option 2 – Follows a direct route between Varanasi and Patna
but uses the existing rail corridor east of Varanasi
and also uses the existing rail corridor for the
approach to Patna.
HSR time Ex Delhi
Fastest conventional Rail Time
Civil Structure and Track
( 20-23 kW per Tonne or about 13-15 kW per seat)
The terminal station in Delhi will be at PragatiMaidan. A 6-platform station is recommended with additional passive provision to extend this to 8 platforms when passenger demand justifies it. The station platforms are elevated at approximately 8m above ground level and arranged as 2 island platforms and 2 side platforms.
Allahabad station will be at grade and located adjacent to the existing Phaphamau railway station just east of the NH93. A 2- platform station is recommended at Phapaphamu.
World Bank Study: High-Speed Rail: The FastTrack to EconomicDevelopment?,Paul Amos, Dick Bullock, and JitendraSondhi, July 2010