Indian Railways High Speed and Semi High Speed Corridors

After the inauguration and great success of Gatimaan Express at top speed of 160 km/hr between Delhi and Agra. Gatimaan Express is currently the fastest train in India and also the first semi high speed train in the country, takes 100 minutes to cover the 188 km.

India’s current prime minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal from Japan to build India’s first high speed railway between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Chennai Bangalore Mysore rail section has been studied by engineers from China and Germany, Talgo high speed trains from Spain are already in testing phase between Delhi Mumbai route.

Semi High Speed Rail Corridors in India

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The Indian Railways planning to start additional semi high speed rail services at below list of routes shortly. These semi high speed rail systems will reached at high speed of 160–200 km/h.

Mumbai – Goa
Delhi – Agra
Chennai – Hyderabad
Delhi – Chandigarh
Delhi – Kanpur
Mumbai – Ahmedabad
Mumbai – Goa
Delhi – Mumbai
Nagpur – Secunderabad
Delhi – Kolkata
Visakhapatnam – Bhubaneswar
Nagpur – Raipur – Bilaspur
Mysuru – Bengaluru – Chennai

High Speed Corridors in India

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Mumbai Ahmedabad will be the India’s first high speed rail corridor and expected to complete by 2023. These high speed rail corridors will be built as elevated corridors and in the future trains will run at top speeds of 300–350 km/h.

Diamond Quadrilateral
Howrah – Haldia
Delhi – Kolkata
Delhi – Amritsar
Delhi – Jodhpur
Ahmedabad – Dwarka
Mumbai – Nagpur
Mumbai–Ahmedabad
Rajkot – Veraval
Hyderabad – Chennai
Bengaluru – Mysuru
Chennai – Kanniyakumari
Chennai – Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram – Mangalore

Diamond Quadrilateral Project

Diamond Quadrilateral project of Indian railways will connect the four metro cities of India Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai with high speed rail network. The high speed Mumbai Ahmedabad section will have the India’s first bullet train corridor along with 5 other high speed rail corridors.