Mysuru-Chennai High Speed ​​Rail: Govt. acquire land

The National High-Speed ​​Rail Corporation will submit a detailed project report

bangalore: The state government will soon convene a high-level meeting to discuss land acquisition for the high-speed rail corridor between Mysuru and Chennai via Bangalore.

Infrastructure Minister V. Somanna told reporters in Bengaluru on Friday that the Center had recently requested the National High-Speed ​​Rail Corporation to submit a Detailed Project Report (DPR) to implement the project. .

The ambitious project was conceived in 2014. The proposed high-speed train will take about three hours to cover 485 kilometers from Mysuru to Chennai. Currently trains take 8-9 hours. “The Center has given the green signal to prepare the DPR for Karnataka’s first high-speed rail project on the long-awaited Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai route. We have decided to identify the land and finalize the land acquisition modalities,” he said.

It is a line to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.15 lakh crore. The state government will provide the land required for the entire project. “There is a proposal to build the corridor along the 10-lane highway between Bengaluru and Mysuru. We will discuss it during the meeting,” he added. While the state government is to provide land, the Center will bear the full cost of the project,” said Somanna.

After the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed train, the Center is ready to connect the major cities of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. If this project is implemented, it will be possible to travel from Mysuru to Bangalore in 45 minutes and from Bangalore to Chennai in two hours.

“Before the state government acquires land for the project, a memorandum of understanding has to be signed between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu which will facilitate the acquisition of land in the neighboring state,” he said. -he adds.

He said works on nine new railway lines including Munirabad-Mahbubnagar, Tumakuru-Rayadurga, Chikkamagalur-Belur and Tumakuru-Davanagere were ongoing and the state government had released Rs. 1,600 crores for them.

“All these lines should be ready for operation in two years,” he added. Regarding the demand for more trains between Bengaluru and Hosur, he said, since the 22 km Yeshwantpur-Channasandra and 42 km Byappanahalli-Hosur sections are single lines, it is not possible to make running additional trains.

Jose P. Rogers