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The soon-to-be-launched bullet train is expected to cover the distance of 782 km in a little under three hours.
If the central government has its way, Delhi and Varanasi will soon be connected by a bullet train. If reports are to be believed the project that has been on the cards for some time now has been fast-tracked keeping in mind the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The bullet train will complete the journey of 782 km in two hours and 40 minutes. Currently this journey takes anywhere between 10 and 14 hours. (ALSO SEE Mumbai to get its first underwater bullet train!) Also Read - India-China Ladakh Standoff: 'Situation Stable And Controllable, All Channels Open For Talks,' Says Beijing

According to reports a Spanish company will conduct a feasibility survey and is expected to submit its report in November. If and when the bullet train becomes operational, Lucknow (506 km) will be just one hour and 45 minutes away and Kolkata (1,513 km) will be merely 4 hours and 56 minutes away. The ambitious bullet train project will cost Rs 43,000 crore for the Delhi-Varanasi stretch while the Delhi-Kolkata corridor will cost about Rs 84,000 crore. Also Read - Style Tips to Wear Mom Jeans: How to Look Cool Wearing 'Unhip' Denim at Any Occasion



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