In his written response to the lower house of Parliament, the minister added that none of these corridors are yet sanctioned.
Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal informed Lok Sabha on Wednesday that the work of preparing detailed project reports for seven new high-speed rail corridors by the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited.
In his written response to the lower house of Parliament, the minister added that none of these corridors are yet sanctioned. “The decision to sanction any TGV project depends on the outcome of the detailed project report, the techno-economic feasibility, the availability of resources and the financing options,” the minister said, adding that the preparation of the RMRs was still in progress and the layout or alignment for the lane has not yet been finalized.
The proposed corridors include Delhi-Noida-Agra-Kanpur-Lucknow-Varanasi, Delhii-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad, Mumbai-Nasik-Nagpur, Mumbai-Pune-Hyderabad, Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore, Delhi-Chandigarh-Ludhiana-Jalandhar- Amritsar, Varanasi-Patna-Howrah.
As for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train, the LiDAR aerial survey to capture data for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor has started, the minister said on Tuesday. “This study will help lay the groundwork for the design of India’s first high-speed rail line,” he said.