Bullet train to connect New Delhi and Varanasi

India is expected to get its second bullet train service on Delhi and Varanasi route.
The Modi government has proposed bullet train connectivity between the capital city New Delhi to the PM Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi via Aligarh, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow and Sultanpur.
The train is expected to cover the journey in just two hours and 40 minutes. Currently, the trains running on this route take around 10 hours to 14 hours to complete the journey.
The travel time between Delhi and Lucknow (506 km) is likely to be 1 hour 45 minutes.
The preliminary cost, without rolling stock, being worked out is estimated to be about Rs 43,000 crore for the Delhi-Varanasi stretch.
The bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is expected to begin operation in 2023.