Ayodhya, August 21: In order to make temple town a world-class tourism city, a bullet train will be run directly from Ayodhya to Delhi. The officials of the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) have finalized the land for the station.
Aerial survey of the new project of Delhi-Varanasi via Agra-Lucknow and Ayodhya proposed bullet train has been completed. The project is part of the proposed corridor between Delhi via Lucknow-Prayagraj and Varanasi, which has been decided by the Central Government to extend it till Ayodhya.
The bullet train will run at a speed of 320 kilometers per hour. The technical team of the NHSRCL reached Ayodhya and held a meeting with the Secretary of Ayodhya Development Authority (ADA) and experts of the Global Consultant Agency, which made the vision document of Ayodhya-2047.
The station of the bullet train will be right in front of Maryada Purushottam Shri Ramchandra Airport being built on the Lucknow-Gorakhpur highway bypass. The corporation has also applied for NOC from the airport authority.
According to Anoop Kumar Agarwal, executive director of the NHSRCL, there is a plan to directly connect Ayodhya with the capital of the country. Aerial survey has been done. The plan has also been approved. National High Speed Rail Corporation will start its work as soon as the NOC is received. New track will be laid for 941.5 km.
It will go from Delhi to Varanasi via Agra-Lucknow-Prayagraj. Lucknow-Ayodhya is 130 kms. The link will remain as a service. In this, two separate bullet trains will run from Delhi to Varanasi and Delhi to Ayodhya. Rs 200 lakh crore will be needed to connect Varanasi and Ayodhya with high speed rail, bullet train. In this, separate tracks will be laid for running high speed trains. Also, keeping in view the traffic of big cities, underground lines will also be laid in some cities. The project will be completed in 7 to 8 years. Only after this the people of the country will be able to travel by bullet train.