Wow! Indian Railways mulling semi-high to high-speed rail corridor for Agra-Varanasi


Wow! Indian Railways mulling semi-high to high-speed rail corridor for Agra-Varanasi

Agra-Varanasi high-speed train project: Big announcement from Railway Minister Piyush Goyal! Soon, a high-speed or possibly even semi-high speed train may run between Agra and Varanasi, giving a boost to Uttar Pradesh’s railway sector.

Recently, while speaking at the Economist India Summit 2018, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that as many as five high-speed corridors are being planned by the national transporter, including Agra-Varanasi corridor, Delhi-Chandigarh corridor and Mumbai-Bengaluru corridor.

During the event, the Railway Minister said that he is personally passionate about the Agra-Varanasi train project. Goyal believes that even though the project could be semi-high speed, but it will be very helpful, considering the fact that the city of Varanasi is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency.

While speaking on Modi government’s ambitious first bullet train project, the railway minister announced that the land acquisition for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor would be completed by the month of December this year. Read More

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