Germany submits final feasibility report for 435-kilometre-long bullet train on the Mysore-Bengaluru-Chennai route

Germany handed over the report on the Mysore-Bengaluru-Chennai bullet train corridor to Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani

Press Trust of India November 23, 2018 16:35:02 IST
Germany submits final feasibility report for 435-kilometre-long bullet train on the Mysore-Bengaluru-Chennai route

New Delhi: Germany on Thursday submitted its final feasibility report for the 435-kilometre high speed rail (bullet train) corridor between Mysore-Bengaluru-Chennai to the Indian Railways.

The report was handed over to Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani by German Ambassador to India Martin Ney at the railway ministry in Delhi.

Germany submits final feasibility report for 435kilometrelong bullet train on the MysoreBengaluruChennai route

Representational image. Reuters

Speaking about the report, the German ambassador said: "The key results of the study is that the high speed railways on the route is not only feasible but also manageable."

He said the report was completed in 18 months and is fully funded by the German government.

Lohani said the report is doable but before taking further steps, it will be studied.

According to Railway ministry officials, the estimated cost of the 435-kilometre route will be around $16 billion (about Rs 1 lakh crore).

The officials said out of 435 kilometre, about 84 percent of the track would be elevated while 11 percent will be in a tunnel. "Rest five percent will be on grade," Lohani added.

"The bullet train will take about two hour and 25 minutes to travel the 435-kilometre distance between Chennai and Mysore at maximum speed of 320 kilometre per hour," he said.

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