New Delhi: If this Delhi-Kolkata bullet train dream transforms into a reality, then travelling time will be cut down to just 4 hours 56 minutes!
A firm commissioned by Indian Railways has suggested that travelling time between Delhi and Kolkata will be cut down to as less as five hours by operating a bullet train on the route.
Bullet train vs Rajdhani
According to the feasibility report by the Spanish firm, the travel time between Delhi and Kolkata on the proposed bullet train will take 4 hours 56 minutes as against the 17 hours in Rajdhani.
The feasibility study is being undertaken for the 1513 km long Delhi-Kolkata high speed corridor.
Speed - 300 km/hour
Bullet train is expected to run about 300 km per hour on the dedicated track.
Route will cover 12 cities
There are about 12 cities including Agra, Lucknow, Varanasi and Patna between Delhi-Kolkata high speed route.
As per the report, the travel time for Lucknow, Varanasi and Patna will also decrease significantly once the high speed corridor is commissioned.
While the travel time for Lucknow is likely to be 1 hour 45 minutes, one will reach Varanasi in 2 hours 45 minutes from the national capital.