After the government of India officially announced the country's first bullet train from Mumbai to Ahmedabad last year, there's now news of an addition to the list of high speed trains. India will soon have a second bullet train corridor, which will will run from Delhi to Varanasi.
According to a report by Times of India, the distance of 782 km between the country's capital Delhi and Varanasi (which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency) will be covered in just two hours and 40 minutes.
The second bullet train project will thus give a tough competition to the country's first bullet train corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad which is expected to reduce the travel time between Mumbai and Ahmedabad to 2 hours as compared to the present 7 hour-journey.
A Spanish firm is studying the feasibility of the project and will submit the report by November. However, as of now, there are no official details about when will the project start.
Here are some of the salient features of the country's second bullet train project: