Railway Board rejects DPR for Delhi-Varanasi bullet train project
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Railway Board rejects DPR for Delhi-Varanasi bullet train project

The proposed high-speed railway corridor between Delhi and Varanasi has hit a roadblock with the Railway Board rejecting the feasibility report on the project citing multiple curves along the route which will not be suitable for a bullet train to run at 350 kmph, sources said. The decision was taken at a meeting held by Railway Board Secretary R N Singh recently to review the bullet train project.

The feasibility study report was presented by the National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL). The feasibility report proposed the corridor be built along the National Highway-2. It said this will help in the acquisition of land at cheaper rates and reducing the cost of construction.

However, the technical issue which led to the outright rejection of the proposal was that NH-2 had curved sections at many places between Delhi and Varanasi, which would make it highly dangerous for a train to run at 350 kilometre per hour.

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The proposed high-speed railway corridor between Delhi and Varanasi has hit a roadblock with the Railway Board rejecting the feasibility report on the project citing multiple curves along the route which will not be suitable for a bullet train to run at 350 kmph, sources said. The decision was taken at a meeting held by Railway Board Secretary R N Singh recently to review the bullet train project. The feasibility study report was presented by the National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL). The feasibility report proposed the corridor be built along the National Highway-2. It said this will help in the acquisition of land at cheaper rates and reducing the cost of construction. However, the technical issue which led to the outright rejection of the proposal was that NH-2 had curved sections at many places between Delhi and Varanasi, which would make it highly dangerous for a train to run at 350 kilometre per hour.

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