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