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Delhi-Chennai bullet train project to begin soon

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A team of Railway officials will visit Beijing on November 24 to take forward the Delhi-Chennai high-speed corridor project, the longest in India.

A senior railway official said, a high-level team of officials from Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL) will make the visit to complete formalities with Chinese counterparts for the project’s feasibility study.

The 1,754 km-long Delhi-Chennai route is being given to China for conducting feasibility study and is proposed to be developed jointly with China, which is home to the world’s longest high-speed rail line between Beijing and Guangzhou.

Officials of the Rail Vikas Nigam made a detailed presentation of proposed high speed train projects,including the Delhi-Chennai route before the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. Besides, the Minister was also briefed about the progress of the 534-km-long Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed corridor project, estimated to cost 63,180 crore rupees, for which the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is currently conducting a feasibility study.

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