Bullet Train Services to Varanasi soon, Railway Minister says survey underway | So Good News
Indian Railways Latest News: Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the proposed alignment of the high speed rail corridor will pass through Greater Noida, Agra, Lucknow, Prayagraj and Varanasi.
Indian Railways Latest News: Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Saturday that bullet train services to Varanasi will start soon as survey work is underway for the project. He further added that the proposed alignment of the high speed rail corridor will pass through Greater Noida, Agra, Lucknow, Prayagraj and Varanasi.
Talking about the first bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Vaishnaw said, “New things are being learned through this (project). As this project progresses, there will be more development. More bullet train corridors will be built in the country. Survey work is going on in Varanasi to start a bullet train.”
Vaishnaw, who is visiting Varanasi, also inspected Kashi station and Rajghat bridge.
Vaishnaw also said that Kashi station in Varanasi district will be developed at a cost of Rs 350 crore to boost economic activity. The design should be done keeping in mind the religious and temple culture of Kashi.
He said plans are also underway to connect Kashi station by air and water routes and work is being done on its design.
“Once the design is complete, work will start with the approval of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Vaishnaw added.
Calling the inland waterway a concept for the Prime Minister, Vaishnaw said the jetty would be linked to the Kashi station and construction would take two-and-a-half to three years.
During the inspection of the Rajghat bridge, the Union minister said that a new bridge with four railway tracks and a six-lane expressway above would be constructed across the Ganga.
(With inputs from PTI)