NEW DELHI : The proposed 435-km Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru high-speed rail (HSR) project is set to revolutionize connectivity in South India by linking the key cities of Chennai, Bengaluru, and Mysuru.
The project, designed to streamline travel within this high-density corridor, is expected to significantly reduce current journey times and contribute to the economic growth of the region.
As per reports, Key stations along the proposed Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru HSR route include Chennai, Poonamallee, Arakkonam (Tamil Nadu), Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh), Bangarapet (Karnataka), Bengaluru, Channapatna, Mandya, and Mysuru.
With trains operating at a maximum speed of 350 kmph, the travel time between Mysuru and Chennai is estimated to be reduced to 2 hours and 25 minutes, compared to the current 6 hours and 30 minutes by the Vande Bharat Express.
The National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) has also taken significant steps, such as awarding contracts for the preparation of General Alignment Drawings and conducting surveys along the corridor.
A land survey along the corridor is underway and the has also conducted meetings with affected landowners,.
The Detailed Project Report (DPR) is expected to provide precise details on alignment, station locations, estimated ridership, and fare structure.
It’s noteworthy that the Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru HSR project is part of India’s broader vision for high-speed rail.
While the Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR project is currently the only sanctioned initiative, surveys and Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) are underway for seven additional HSR corridors.
The success of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad project is likely to influence the timelines and momentum of other proposed HSR corridors.
As the NHSRCL progresses, further details from the DPR are expected to offer a clearer roadmap for this significant endeavor.