Indian Railways to Develop 503km Bangalore-Hyderabad Semi-High Speed Rail Corridor
Bangalore, India (Urban Transport News): To reduce travel times in two IT hubs in the south of the country, Indian Railways is planning to build a semi-high speed railway between Bengaluru and Hyderabad at an estimated cost of Rs 30,000 crores. The total distance of the proposed semi-rapid railway would be around 503 km and would reduce travel time to two and a half hours.
According to reports, the railway is compatible to run trains at a speed of 200 km/h and the travel time between two cities could soon be reduced to two and a half hours. The proposed medium-speed railway will run between Yelahanka Railway Station in Bengaluru and Secunderabad Railway Station in Hyderabad over a distance of 503 km. The project, which will be constructed under the PM-Gati Shakti initiative, is said to cost around Rs 30,000 crore.
Sources said that a route has already been proposed for the construction of this railway line which will avoid detours between two major cities. A 1.5m high fence wall will also be built on both sides of this semi-rapid railway, which will allow the train to run at the proposed speed without any obstacles.
At present, it takes about 10-11 hours for passengers to commute between Hyderabad and Bengaluru by train with the current infrastructure and after the launch of the semi-high speed train between the two cities, the travel time will be reduced to 150 minutes.
Project at a glance
- Project Name: Bangalore-Hyderabad Semi-High Speed Rail Corridor
- Terminals: Yelahanka (Bengaluru) – Secunderabad (Hyderabad)
- Total length of the corridor: 503 km
- Train speed: up to 200 km/h
- Estimated cost of the project: Rs 30,000
- Estimated travel time: 2 hours 30 minutes
After the plan is approved by the Ministry of Railways and relevant authorities, Indian Railways will start arranging the consultants to conduct feasibility study, traffic survey and prepare the detailed project report. Next-generation Vande Bharat Express trains can be deployed on this route.