The railways has lined up a mega expansion plan, including more than doubling the freight capacity and adding new high-speed trains for which 10 corridors with a cumulative length of about 6,000km have been identified.
The transporter has already moved a proposal to seek Cabinet approval, which includes permission to carry out a feasibility study and a detailed project report for the 10 possible bullet train corridors. Segments on the radar include Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Kolkata, Delhi-Amritsar, Patna-Kolkata and Chennai-Bengaluru. Sources said these will require investment of about Rs 10 lakh crore over 10 years. “This plan is very preliminary,” a source told TOI.
Currently, there is one high-speed train corridor — Ahmedabad-Mumbai — under implementation. Read More