Delhi–Agra–Lucknow–Varanasi–Patna–Kolkata high-speed passenger corridor

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Delhi–Agra–Lucknow–Varanasi–Patna high-speed rail corridor
Overview
Type High-speed rail
Status Approved
Locale Delhi
Uttar Pradesh
Bihar
West Bengal
Termini New Delhi
Howrah
Stations TBA
Operation
Operator(s) Indian Railways
Technical
Line length 993 km
Track gauge 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) Indian broad gauge
Electrification 25kV AC overhead lines
Operating speed 200–350 km/h
Delhi–Agra–Kanpur–Lucknow–Varanasi–Patna-Kolkata High-Speed Passenger Corridor
New Delhi Railway Station
Agra Cantt. Railway Station
Kanpur Central Railway Station
Lucknow Charbaug
Varanasi Junction
Patna railway station
Howrah Railway Station

Delhi–Agra–Lucknow–Varanasi–Patna-Kolkata high-speed passenger corridor or Delhi-Kolkata high-speed passenger corridor is one of the route of the proposed high-speed rail in India. This travels along the Delhi–Howrah main line from Tundla to Howrah. The train expects to cut the journey time for the 993 km between the national capital of India, New Delhi, and the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal ,the city of Kolkata, to just 5.30 hours. According to the British company Mott McDonald, which is currently undertaking a pre-feasibility study of the project, the estimated cost for construction will be around INR 5 trillion (short scale). The speed expected is 200–350 km/h. A second phase of the project has been already taken up to extend the corridor to the Howrah Terminus (Howrah Railway Station) in the Metropolitan city of Kolkata.[1]

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