1. Delhi to Amritsar bullet train via Chandigarh in just 2 hours at 300 km/hr!

Delhi to Amritsar bullet train via Chandigarh in just 2 hours at 300 km/hr!

Traveling at a speed of 300 km/hour, an Indian Railways bullet train will take you from Delhi to Amritsar via Chandigarh in the coming years.

By: | Updated: August 16, 2017 5:30 PM
delhi to amritsar train, delhi amritsar bullet train, delhi amritsar bullet train project Delhi-Amritsar bullet train: The distance between Delhi to Chandigarh – 258 kms – will be covered in 1 hour and 12 minutes. (Representative image from Indian Railways)

Traveling at a speed of 300 km/hour, an Indian Railways bullet train will take you from Delhi to Amritsar via Chandigarh in the coming years. The bullet train would complete the 458-km long train journey in 2 hours and 3 minutes, a senior Railway official told Financial Express Online. The bullet train will also stop at Panipat, Ambala, Chandigarh and Ludhiana. Presently, the Delhi to Amritsar Shatabdi Express train takes around 6 hours. In effect your train travel time from Delhi to the Golden Temple town would come down to one-third!

The feasibility study for the corridor, the details of which were shared with FE Online, has been done by France’s Systra. “The feasibility study report of high-speed rail corridor between Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar has been submitted to the Ministry of Railways in 2016. The report has been accepted by the Ministry of Railways and is currently under consideration,” the official said.

The distance between Delhi to Chandigarh – 258 kms – will be covered in 1 hour and 12 minutes. A base fare of Rs 4.5 per kilometre has been recommended at the 2015 price level, the official said. This means that for the Delhi-Amritsar trip, you will have to shell out a minimum of Rs 2061 (4.5*458). On the other hand, for the Delhi-Chandigarh journey, you will have to spend a minimum of Rs 1161. The minimum Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi fare is Rs 890, while the Delhi-Chandigarh Shatabdi fare is approximately Rs 650. A random check on online portals by FE Online shows that a Delhi-Amritsar flight takes over an hour at an average of just over Rs 2,000. The Delhi to Chandigarh flight takes similar time with fares around Rs 2,000.

The total project cost at a 2015 price level has been estimated at Rs 61,412 crore. The project should take anywhere between 6 to 8 years to complete. The study expects the bullet train to start operations by 2025. However, the Ministry of Railways will take a final call on the implementation of the project and its finer aspects once the studies for all other high-speed rail corridors are completed.

Also read: Delhi to Varanasi bullet train to take just 2 hours and 37 minutes between two cities!

The Ministry of Railways has set up High Speed Rail Corporation of India (HSRC) to deal with all the proposed high-speed rail corridors, apart from the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train. The project for India’s first bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad comes under the National High-Speed Rail Corporation. The other proposed high-speed rail corridors are; Delhi-Mumbai, Mumbai-Chennai, Delhi-Kolkata, Delhi-Nagpur-Chennai, Mumbai-Nagpur, Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysore.

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    Sunny
    Aug 18, 2017 at 9:06 pm
    Carrot dangling, people rambling. We need basic necessities of life sorted out by the government like food, shelter, clothing , education and healthcare. Bullet trains are not feasible in a country where almost all big ticket projects exceed their stipulated time. Don't fool us all the time.
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      Rakesh Singhal
      Aug 18, 2017 at 4:45 pm
      Congrats for bullet but look India first. All superfast trains going to Bihar are worst like passenger train from Delhi to Gorakhpur they are really superfast but after like passenger stopping every station. AC compartments are full with ticketsless travellers as paid to TTE. You have to request for your seat in UP and Bihar. Pl follow " Make in India"
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        Vikramaditya
        Aug 18, 2017 at 3:11 pm
        While bullet train sounds good, it will never happen. We know it. And if it does, it will be cover 1 of total railway in India. It is better we invest a lot (still a fraction of bullet trains) to make 4-6 tracks and then trains can maintain average speed of 130 kmph on exisiting tracks. At this speed, Chandigahr will be 2 h and Delhi to Mumbai about 11 hours. Invest in making vast, clean stations with massive waiting areas that are air conditioned and underground. Passengers should go via escalators when train arrives. This is still cheaper than the unrealistic bullet trains.
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          Jk BHATIA
          Aug 18, 2017 at 11:50 am
          New generation eagerly wait to see successful launch of bullet trains in India like in many countries. Just think over the change Delhi metro has brought in life of common citizen of Delhi. As such, these things thought today would translate into action after 6-8 years. Leaders need to be foresighted.
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            G Rajendran
            Aug 17, 2017 at 10:53 pm
            One of the best thing about our Indian Railway is reservation system. Many of us may not aware that our railway reservation system is the largest and the best in many ways and also very pioneer. My sincere thanks to all the people contributed to achieve the level with our modest initial support in all respects.
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              Toshit
              Aug 17, 2017 at 11:36 pm
              Hey bro, indian railways are worst want to know how? 1. They earn huge amount of profit like by ticket cancellation and still they increase tictek charges. 2. In winters even shatabdi gets delayed by more than 10 hours and others trains by 24 hours. 3. You cant book ticket if you have urgency because all seats are full. 4. No tickets available for diwali 2017. 5. They cant run train on time and govt is talking about bullet trains.
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              M D Padma Prasad
              Aug 17, 2017 at 7:19 pm
              Instead of bullet train airline is best and cheapest 65000 crore will spend improvements in the airport is better idea
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                Deep
                Aug 17, 2017 at 10:15 pm
                Not agreed. Airport procedures kill time
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                  Vikramaditya
                  Aug 18, 2017 at 3:05 pm
                  Planes are environmentally unfriendly. And from Delhi to Chandigarh, it takes 4 h including travel time to airport, check in etc. A bullet train gets you to city center in 2 h and one can arrive 10 minutes before train leaves. Trains are much more carbon neutral. So before you spout your ill founded wisdom, Ms. Padma, please get your facts right.
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                  SK Iyer
                  Aug 17, 2017 at 5:44 pm
                  Paid news? Similar one appeared in India Today last year! India's second bullet train: Delhi to Amritsar in 2.30 hours? India's second bullet train will run from Delhi to Amritsar via Chandigarh on broad gauge and will be completed by 2024, according to a pre-feasibility report submitted to the railway ministry. The project will cost Rs 1 lakh crore and will run on standard broad gauge. - India Today, April 2, 2016.
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                    Achal jain
                    Aug 17, 2017 at 5:41 pm
                    We need accidents free train journey, all over india first, then bullet trains
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                      ayush sood
                      Aug 18, 2017 at 3:01 pm
                      yes mam you are totally right
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                      RP
                      Aug 17, 2017 at 2:44 pm
                      Delhi to Chandigarh is 60km, not 258
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                        coolio
                        Aug 18, 2017 at 1:55 pm
                        haha...you should RIP my friend
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                          Vikramaditya
                          Aug 18, 2017 at 3:05 pm
                          Please don't make such stupid and ignorant remarks. It is so easy to fact check these days. Sonepat is a bit less than 60 KM, not Chandigarh.
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                          P S Oberoi
                          Aug 17, 2017 at 12:27 pm
                          Now the priority of the Government should be to improve the infrastructure of the currently running trains instead of spending huge amount on Bullet trains, which off course would be used by effluent class only. The general public needs a train which has comfortable seats, well maintained toilets, wash basins provided with good quality of taps plus well cleaned compartments. If the Government takes care of these things first, everybody will be more more happy. Second important part is timely running of the trains. The Government should find out the reasons why except few, the trains are late and take corrective steps for improvement. The public would feel very happy Off course the concept of running Bullet trains is very good but should not be Government's priority as it involves huge funds. The other priority of the railways should be establishment of Metros. Yes after improvements of the current infrastructure of the railways, we can think about Bullet Trains.
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                          1. Arvind Kumar Shukla
                            Aug 17, 2017 at 9:31 am
                            We need to achieve cattle free tracks before we introduce such high speed bullet trains or this may turn out to be disaster. Even today the existing structure of Railway is sufficient we just need to maintain and regulate it well. And introduce more trains on track, which may cater the need of the people. When we travel out of India we are happy to see the heritage maintained in those countries such as trams in Europe. The practical side of such huge expenditure needs to be reevaluated as how many are ready to use expensive travel.
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                            1. Amit Tuli
                              Aug 17, 2017 at 9:06 am
                              We have to think big and only then we can attain big. We and china both got same time but china is 50 years ahead of us . Our people have closed box thinking and are happy with the way they are. Poverty and other issues will remain but tax paying middle class should not be made to live like animals
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                              1. joginder singh
                                Aug 17, 2017 at 9:05 am
                                Hahaaaaaaa ! I have been travelling a stretch of 60 km from Amritsar to Dhariwal for the last 50 years in 2 hours. Thinking that had the British not occupied the punjab of Maharaja RANJIT singh we would have to travel on foot. govt of india failed to improve the health of existing infrastructure of railway and boasting of bullet train.
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                                  Fathersaab
                                  Aug 17, 2017 at 3:24 pm
                                  Joginder singh you don't know a thing about maharaja Ranjeet Singh's empire. He was so much in favour of development. Go and check out the guns that were developed during his era in punjab that even the British could not design! Had his kingdom not been fallen because of those dogra traitors, punjab would have been much more developed, drug free and the cultural heritage would have been maintained much better. Punjabis would have been living a better(or i must say best) life here and not have been fleeing to canada! And the best part there was no discrimination and hatred against anyone and the people would have been truly free and happy under khalsa raj. People like you don't know a bit about anything and keep on blaming others. Just shut the up and read a bit about your history. ing blamers like you don't let the country progress. YEAH!!
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                                    Raj
                                    Aug 17, 2017 at 7:46 pm
                                    No I don't agree and I will favour the comment of Joginder Singh. Raja Maharajao ko Dimag pairo mein hi hota tha, development to dur ki baat hai
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                                  OMPRAKASHVARMA
                                  Aug 17, 2017 at 6:09 am
                                  Great. Initially we should target major city pairs Mumbai - Ahemdabad Delhi - Jaipur Delhi- Chandigarh Chennai- Bangalore Mumbai-pune These pairs have great potential for high speed high frequency traffic. Like service at 15 minutes frequency. Further extension should be based on experience
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                                    Sandra Kalniete
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                                      Honey singh
                                      Aug 17, 2017 at 8:55 am
                                      You will get a miss call soon honey
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                                    2. Manohar Narayan
                                      Aug 17, 2017 at 3:28 am
                                      Okay, but where is the train.?
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                                        Ambrish kant
                                        Aug 17, 2017 at 3:21 am
                                        Bullet train does neither suit need not worthy in India with heavy expenditure over a span of 8-10 years.
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                                          Vikramaditya
                                          Aug 18, 2017 at 3:08 pm
                                          It is due to your small minded thinking that the country cannot progress. Why won't it suit India ?When will be think big ? Do you also think sending a spaceship to mars does not suit India ? If there was no space mission in India, we also would not have so many TV channels or cell phone. Don't pull the country down with your small brain thinking.
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                                          Colonel Hans Raj Dogra
                                          Aug 17, 2017 at 1:22 am
                                          Everything is possible.Having vast railway network where high speed trains-Rajdhani and Shadabadi are running, needs little modifications of tracks. Needs courage and zeal with curve on corruption and lazy at ude. Keep on moving until completion of goal. Next generation will feel happy at least.
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                                            Sartaj
                                            Aug 16, 2017 at 11:03 pm
                                            Can't believe people don't have basic necessary, electricity, food country is only called developed country went people no one sleep hungry. Many developed country don't have bullet train as they know it's not worth, 70000 lac crore can't believe went it comes to actual implement its will reach to 150 lac crore. And people then more taxes. What poor people have to do ???
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                                            1. Vir Koul
                                              Aug 17, 2017 at 1:17 am
                                              s like you have kept India poor and backward. You need to come out of this stupid thinking. It's projects like these that generate wealth for the poor to come out of their poverty.
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                                                OMPRAKASHVARMA
                                                Aug 17, 2017 at 6:11 am
                                                Amount indicated is wrong
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                                                  Raj Bhagwe
                                                  Aug 17, 2017 at 8:02 am
                                                  We have experienced oppose on even Bhakra dam stating holiness of water will be tempered by the then opposition. Still it happened and now we are blessed with such a fruitful facilty for agriculture of three states. Let all such good and progressive decision be appreciated and welcomed. Future generation will avail and feel proud.
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                                                  Subrat Karmakar
                                                  Aug 16, 2017 at 10:07 pm
                                                  where is security in train journey or rail line
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                                                  1. Ashok Kumar
                                                    Aug 16, 2017 at 6:06 pm
                                                    First, Indian Railways will have to change tracks for High Speed Railway, involving huge expenditure far beyond the capacity of the Indian Railways. Track changing is a gigantic task. Even if they are able to, it will be uneconomical.
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                                                      Colonel Hans Raj Dogra
                                                      Aug 17, 2017 at 12:45 am
                                                      Everything is possible, our railway system is strong, with the running of Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains, railway tracks need little modification . Only little courage is required to curve any misuse of resources ( corruption).
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                                                        Toshit
                                                        Aug 17, 2017 at 11:39 pm
                                                        Railway tracks are strong??? Few months back there were continous train accidents no reports till now all got dumped. Indian railways is slow before bullet train they need to learn how to run shatabdi on time esp in winters
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                                                        Amit suri
                                                        Aug 17, 2017 at 8:09 am
                                                        Indian people are corrupt and crooked . Our railway system couldn't organise such the old system till date and you expect them to do wonders with bullet train if it happens to be completed actually which looks quite difficult to me as of now . I am not writing this out of pessimism but I feel I know myself and our indian race very well . We cannot set examples rather we are good at following others .what have we done to our country on last 70 years . No political party is to be blamed for this we ourself are ridiculous and choose s to us . Change ourself first then only we could do something good for our next generations to come
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