October 6, 2022

Specific Information Service

NEW DELHI: Semi-high pace prepare between Chennai and Bengaluru can cut back the journey time between two cities to lower than 3 hours and would wish an funding of Rs 3200 crore to transform the prevailing tracks to run trains at 160 kmph, in line with a feasibility examine report submitted by Chinese language firm. 

The draft of ultimate feasibility examine of pace enhancement on the five hundred km Chennai- Bengaluru and Mysore part has been submitted by the China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co Ltd (CREEC) to Railway Board final week.

The report pegs the associated fee at Rs 4350 crore for upgrading the whole part between Chennai and Mysore and it’ll lower down the time from current 7 hours to 4 hour and 45 minutes, about 2hour and quarter-hour much less. The fee for Chennai- Bengaluru part has been pegged at Rs 3200 crore and time taken by prepare working at 160 kmph will probably be 2 hour 50 minutes.

Presently, the quickest prepare on the part Shatabdi Specific between Chennai and Mysuru by way of Bengaluru runs at 90 kmph and takes 7 hour to cowl the journey. It takes 4 hour and 50 minutes to cowl distance between Chennai and Bangalore.

Based on railways, Mysore-Bengaluru-Chennai is the hardest part as a result of tough terrain and hills particularly the Mysore-Bengaluru route.

The examine has prompt a number of engineering adjustments to extend the pace from 80 kmph to 160 kmph. It ranges from adjustments in signaling, observe, stage crossing, rebuilding bridges and fencing the part amongst others. 

Based on a senior railway official, main adjustments are wanted between Bengaluru-Mysuru.

“The entire hall may be taken in two phases and first we are able to take Chennai-Bengaluru part and Bengaluru-Mysuru part may be taken in second part,” mentioned the officer.      

Railway has prompt a number of adjustments within the report and has requested Chinese language firm to include the identical earlier than submitting the ultimate report.

“We expect the ultimate report by finish of this yr and based mostly on that it is going to be put earlier than the Railway Board for any additional resolution,” the official added.

The Railways has arrange a Mobility Directorate to work on methods to extend pace of trains. Gatimaan Specific – India’s first semi-high pace that clocks 160 kmph, was launched on the Delhi-Agra route in April.             

Different semi-high pace hall for rising pace to 160 kmph embody Delhi-Kanpur, Nagpur-Bilaspur, Mumbai-Goa, Mumbai-Ahemdabad, Chennai- Hyderabad and Nagpur-Secunderabad. The feasibility examine on Delhi-Chandigarh is being finished by French railways SNCF and is anticipated to be submitted by February 2017.

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