Published on : Monday, August 23, 2021
As a part of the plan of the central government of India to place Ayodhya on the world map of tourism, the Ministry of Railways has plans for a multi-crore Bullet train project that would connect the city to New Delhi. Recent reports have disclosed that the Railway Ministry’s National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC) has applied for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to kick-start this project. This bullet train will connect New Delhi to three well-known pilgrimage areas in Varanasi, Prayagraj and Ayodhya.
Ayodhya Bullet train project
The design to connect Delhi and Varanasi through a 941.5kms bullet train track had already been short-listed. The circuit was to run between Agra-Lucknow-Prayagraj. At present, Ayodhya has been added to the project and a 130kms track has been planned between Lucknow and Ayodhya.
This proposed bullet train service is hoped to decrease the 670 kms distance between New Delhi and Ayodhya to 3 hours. As per reports, it will run at 320 kms per hour. To the project, the terminal that will cater will be built near Shree Ramchandra Airport international airport which is built on Lucknow-Faizabad national highway for which permission has been sought from the AAI.