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    Govt mulls making Patna a station on Varanasi-Kolkata high speed rail corridor

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    The NHSCRL has already invited bids for preparation of detailed project report for the 865-km-long Delhi-Varanasi corridor, which will pass through the proposed Jewar International Airport in Noida and Lucknow, and this will join the proposed Varanasi-Patna-Howrah high-speed rail corridor.

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    NEW DELHI: The government is considering making Patna one of the stations on the proposed 760-km, high-speed rail corridor between Varanasi and Kolkata, ET has learnt, a move that will give Bihar high-speed rail connectivity with Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

    This was revealed in a recent tender document of the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), which was invited for the preparation of bids for the proposed high-speed rail corridor between Delhi and Amritsar that will pass through Chandigarh.

    The document, which ET has reviewed, says NHSRCL is to invite bids for survey of four proposed high-speed rail corridors and mentions one of them as “Varanasi-Patna-Howrah”, specifying the alignment of this corridor for the first time.

    The NHSCRL has already invited bids for preparation of detailed project report for the 865-km-long Delhi-Varanasi corridor, which will pass through the proposed Jewar International Airport in Noida and Lucknow, and this will join the proposed Varanasi-Patna-Howrah high-speed rail corridor.

    Some of the country’s busiest rail routes pass through Bihar, where two chief ministers--Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad--have also been railway ministers.

    The NHSCRL has also specified in the said document that the 711-km-long Mumbai-Hyderabad high-speed rail corridor will pass through Pune, while the 435-km-long Chennai-Mysore corridor will include the IT hub of Bengaluru.
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    2 Comments on this Story

    samynarayana32 days ago
    bUT THESE PEOPLE DO NOT BUY RAILWAY TICKETS TO TRAVEL. THEY DO NOT CARE FOR RESERVED COMPARTMENTS AND SIT EVEN INSIDE TOILET. MONEY EARNED FROM SOUTH WASTED ON THESE PARASITE BLOOD SUCKERS
    Praveen Jaiman32 days ago
    Good efforts by government
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