Get ready to zoom towards your next Indian holiday destination as the country gears up to introduce seven new bullet train routes. Read on to know where they will be set up. By Bayar Jain

 

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As per a report by DNA, seven new routes have been finalised for bullet trains, majorly from the national capital and other prominent locations. This reportedly includes routes such as New Delhi to Varanasi via Noida; New Delhi to Amritsar via Chandigarh, Jalandhar, and Ludhiana; New Delhi to Ahmedabad via Jaipur and Udaipur; Mumbai to Hyderabad via Pune; Mumbai to Nagpur via Nashik; Varanasi to Howrah via Patna; Agra to Lucknow; and Chennai to Mysuru via Bengaluru. With this, the travel time from one destination to another will be cut drastically. For example, Mysuru to Bengaluru will take only 45 minutes—as reported by The Times of India—as opposed to the approximately three hours it takes currently. The train is reportedly going to chug along at a speed of 320 kilometres per hour.

 

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ZeeNews reports that this decision follows a meeting by infrastructure ministers, led by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. The report also states that National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will be acquiring land along greenfield expressways to bring this project to life. Reports suggest that NHAI is already in works of outlining the blueprint for this project.

Notably, National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) launched India’s first bullet train between Mumbai to Ahmedabad on September 14, 2017 when the paperworks for the project began. Currently under construction, the route is slated to be ready by December 2023.

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