According to a report published in Times of India, the High speed rail corridor will have a route length of 400km, and it can be taken up along the current railway network.
As of now, India does not have any High Speed Rail corridors, or lines operating at 200 km/h or above. But the country have proposed many HSRs. The details are as follows.
The first High Speed Rail corridor of length 508km is already under construction between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The HSR will have a top operational speed of 320km/h.
The corridor will use Standard Gauge and will be built with Shikansen technology of Japan. It is expected to carry passengers within three hours and the fare expected to be less than flight fares.
Few other High Speed Rail Corridors proposed in India and expected completion of construction is as follows:
- Mumbai Ahmedabad HSR (2028)
- Ahmedabad Delhi HSR (2031)
- Delhi Patna HSR via Varanasi (2031)
- Patna Howrah HSR (2031)
- Varanasi Nagpur HSR (2041)
- Hyderabad Bengaluru HSR (2041)
- Mumbai Hyderabad HSR (2051)
- Mumbai Nagpur HSR (2051)
- Delhi Jammu HSR (2051)
- Patna Guwahati HSR (2051)
- Chennai Mysuru HSR via Bengaluru (2051)
Saransh Sahu, a former M.tech student at IISc and Ashish Verma has presenting a research paper titled ‘Quantifying wider economic impacts of HSR connectivity in Karnataka’.
According to them, Inter-regional high-speed connectivity and accessibility through public transportation modes such as High Speed Rail is crucial for sustainable and uniform development.
However, it can be a costly affair considering the enormous capital it requires against direct user benefits.