Bullet Train To Run Between Delhi-Ayodhya, NHSRC Team Visits Holy Town
Lucknow, August 21 (TNA) Religious tourism in Uttar Pradesh is set to be on fast track as the government of India is going ahead with a plan to run a bullet train between New Delhi and the holy town of Ayodhya, which is also the birth place of Lord Ram, venerated by millions world over.
A team of National High Speed Rail Corporation officials came to Ayodhya on Friday to finalize the land for the station and also laid stone marks at the designated place. 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. This train will run at a speed of 320 kilometers per hour. According to Anoop Kumar Agarwal, executive director of National High Speed Rail Corporation, an 'Aerial Lidar' survey has been done for this and the plan has also been approved.
National High Speed Rail Corporation will start its work as soon as the NOC is received and a 941.5 km new track will be laid, between Delhi-Varanasi-Agra-Lucknow-Prayagraj. To include Ayodhya in this project, a separate track will be laid from Lucknow to Ayodhya. Lucknow-Ayodhya distance is 130 kms. The project is likely o cost Rs 200 lakh crore.