If all goes according to plan, there could be a Bullet Train between Delhi and Agra and Agra to Delhi running at top speed of 300 km/hour every hour by 2029-30.
The Delhi-Varanasi high speed rail project will be 958 km long having a 123 km long spur connecting Lucknow and Ayodhya, according to a Times of India report.
The route will comprise a mix of elevated stretches and tunnels considering the security requirements of the route. An underground station will also come up at the upcoming Jewar airport in Noida.
There will be a total of 12 stations covering major pilgrimages in UP. The total project cost is estimated to be around Rs 2.3 lakh crore.
The travel time between Delhi and Varanasi, currently at 11-12 hours, will be reduced to just three hours, the report said.
The move will give a boost to tourism to Eastern Uttar Pradesh. There will be 63 trips between Delhi and Agra in a day, 43 trips between Delhi and Lucknow, 18 trips between Delhi and Varanasi and 11 trips between Delhi and Ayodhya on a daily basis.