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Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney handed over a study on high-speed rail transport (HSR) to the Chairman of Indian Railways, Ashwani Lohani.

23.11.2018 - Press release

The commissioning of the study was supported by the German Government with approx. 1.5 million euros.

Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney handed over a study on high-speed rail transport (HSR) to the Chairman of Indian Railways, Ashwani Lohani
Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney handed over a study on high-speed rail transport (HSR) to the Chairman of Indian Railways, Ashwani Lohani© Indian Ministry of Railways

In agreement with the Indian authorities and on the basis of a tender, the feasibility study was carried out by DB Engineering & Consulting, Intraplan and Engineer Bureau Vössing on the Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore railway corridor.

Ambassador Dr. Ney
Ambassador Dr. Ney© Indian Ministry of Railways

Ambassador Dr. Ney underlined that HSR is not only feasible, but the only efficient solution to manage traffic growth and to improve connectivity. The corridor between Chennai and Bangalore with the extension to Mysore is  - in the light of distances, topography, economic infrastructure and population density -  excellently suited for a railway-High Speed-Connection.

Chairman of Indian Railways, Ashwani Lohani
Chairman of Indian Railways, Ashwani Lohani© Indian Ministry of Railways

On the basis of a workshop in New Delhi in February 2018, in which 6 corridor variants were presented, the Indian side opted for an in-depth investigation of the variant “D2”, which is an exclusive high speed route for the Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore corridor. 

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