Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Travel time to reduce between Ayodhya and Delhi by bullet train to 2 hours

Travel time to reduce between Ayodhya and Delhi by bullet train to 2 hours

A roadmap for running a bullet train between Delhi and the temple town is being fast-tracked to put Ayodhya on the world tourist map. Officials have already started the groundwork.

Aside from the Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram International Airport project coming up in the city, a bullet train project will also be part of the city's infrastructure boost. The international airport project has also been fast-tracked by acquiring 75 acres of land and adequately compensating displaced farmers.

Ayodhya-New Delhi bullet train:

The central government plans high-speed bullet trains connecting New Delhi with Varanasi and Prayagraj, two pilgrimage cities of Uttar Pradesh. As per reports, the National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC) team reached Ayodhya and held meetings with district officials to finalize land for the bullet train station. The bullet train will cover over 670 km with a speed of 320 to 350 km per hour.

As per the detailed plan, a 941.5 km track will be leading down between Delhi and Varanasi via Agra-Lucknow-Prayagraj. To including Ayodhya in this circuit, a separate link track of 130 km will be leading down between Lucknow and Ayodhya.

Travel time to reduce between Ayodhya and delh by bullet train to hours 1pixabay image

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Once NHSRCL completes its work, Delhi will be connecting with Pryagraj, Varanasi, Ayodhya, and Lucknow. Bullet trains on route will be running at a speed of 320-350 km/hr. To connecting Delhi with Ayodhya, separate rail tracks will be set between Lucknow and Ayodhya.

Land for Ayodhya bullet train station has also been allotted to NHSRC by the state government. The officials of the NHSRC have also marked the area. According to Ayodhya development officials, the bullet train station will come near the Maryada Purushottam Shree Ramchandra Airport, constructed near the Lucknow-Gorakhpur highway bypass.

Reports suggest that NHSRC has even applied for the 'no objection certificate' (NOC) from the Airport Authority of India. A senior NHSRC official informed that the work on the project would start as soon as the NOC is received. The plan is to connect the land of Lord Ram directly with Delhi.

Two pairs of bullet trains will be running on the route—one between New Delhi and Ayodhya and another between New Delhi and Varanasi. The entire project connecting Ayodhya and Varanasi with Delhi through high-speed bullet trains is estimated to be Rs 200 lakh.

Meanwhile, the land for Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram International Airport has been acquiring in eight villages, including Januar, Ganja, Pura Hussain Khan, Dharampur Sahadat, Nandpur, Kushmaha, Firozpur, and Sarethi in Ayodhya district. On Friday, Ayodhya DM Anuj Jha handed over papers of plot and compensation to 75 farmers whose land was acquired for the project purpose.

As per the DM, the displaced farmers will get a house under the PM housing scheme, a plot, and monetary compensation for their land.

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