We are still finalising the blueprint and efforts are on to officially launch . The project by August 2022 to coincide with the celebrations around India’s 75th year of Independence. However, everything depends on how we manage to meet every deadline set for the project”, a railways official said. The board is likely to finalise a detailed cost estimate . The remaining routes by December 31 this year, officials said . Sources in the ministry say that an extra budgetary allocation of around Rs 36,000 crore will be require for the project . The Indian Railways’ ambitious project of reducing travel time by interconnecting four major metros
INDIAN Railways eye 2022 launch for hi-speed network interconnecting four metros
The current average speed of trains on this network is around 88-90 kmph.
Christened Golden Quadrilateral, the project envisages creation of a 10,000 km network of semi-high speed routes connecting . The four major cities is likely to be launch on August 15, 2022 to coincide with 75 years of India’s Independence.
In a meeting on November 28 . The railway board started the process of drawing up a blueprint to interconnect the four metros – Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Howrah, Delhi-Chennai, Chennai- Howrah, Chennai-Mumbai and Howrah -Mumbai.
The project has been appraised by NITI Aayog and is awaiting Cabinet sanction which is under process.