The Bangalore-Hyderabad high-speed railway will cut the journey to 2.5 hours

Indian Railways is said to be in talks to make travel between Bangalore and Hyderabad more accessible. It is a medium-speed rail line that will transport passengers from either metropolitan city in about three hours – a significant change from the current 11 hours. Here’s everything you need to know about this new move. By Eshita Srinivas

You could soon go from an Irani chai in Charminar to a stroll down Church Street in the same day. Reports indicate that the Indian Railways are planning to build a medium-speed railway allowing trains to run at a speed of 200 km per hour, thus reducing the travel time between Bengaluru and Hyderabad. 150 minutes (two and a half hours) to be precise. The proposed route, estimated costs and other important details were also mapped out.

The Bangalore-Hyderabad track will cover 503 km

Constructed at a cost of approximately INR 30,000 crore – under the PM Gati Shakti initiative – the track will be constructed between Yelahanka Railway Station in Bengaluru and Secunderabad Railway Station in Hyderabad – covering a distance of approximately 503 km . At present, the track stretches for 622 kilometers. The reduced distance is carefully mapped to avoid any detours, which also helps to reduce costs. A 1.5 m high fence wall will be built on either side of the railway line.

The elevated road would include viaducts like the RRTS corridor between Delhi and Meerut. The trains themselves could feature tipping cars and advanced technology, including an upgraded version of the train communication system. Currently, with the current infrastructure, it takes passengers about 10-11 hours to get from one metropolis to another. The move comes after the Union Transport Minister recently announced the construction of the Bangalore-Chennai expressway, which will also cut travel time between the two cities to around two hours.

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