Survey of High Speed Rail Corridor completed
The survey of rail corridor for operation of high speed train from Bihar has been completed. It is worth noting that the rail corridor track will be elevated. According to the information received, stations of high speed rail train will be made in Buxar, Patna and Gaya. The speed of the high speed bullet train will be 350 kmph. In order to cover more distance in less time, railway track will be built on the lines of Japanese technology. After the survey, along with the senior officials of Bihar, the central team consulted on the DPR. At the same time, preparations for land acquisition for the elevated railway track have also been started.
3 places identified for station construction in Patna
The place for the station in Patna, the capital of Bihar, has not been selected yet. Discussions are already taking place at three places near Bihta and AIIMS. According to railway officials, the station construction work will start as soon as the proposal for land acquisition is received from the railways. The three identified places for the station in Patna include Bihta IIT (Passenger State Highway-2 and Bihta Ekauna Road), Patna AIIMS at second place and Bihta Airport at third place.
Station proposed from Delhi to Howrah
Giving information about the bullet train route, the railway officials said that for the high-speed train, there would be a Varanasi route from New Delhi to Lucknow first. After this, the second route will be operated from Varanasi to Buxar and then to Patna, Gaya, Asansol, Dhanbad, Durgapur and Howrah. The main purpose of operating the high speed bullet train is to connect the religious places present in particular states of the country. Therefore, the route of high speed bullet train is also being prepared accordingly.
High speed bullet train will run till Howrah
The elevated track will be constructed from Varanasi to Patna via Buxar. Then after Patna the track will pass from Gaya side which will be built till Howrah. At present, high speed bullet train stations will be built in these three cities in Bihar. The route map of the high speed train has been given by the Railways to the local administration of the respective states. Now it will be the responsibility of the local administration to get information about the land to be acquired according to the route map, whether the land concerned is private or government. The process of land acquisition will be started once the condition of the land becomes clear.