Quick Facts –
- Distance : 435 KM High Speed Rail Corridor
- Route : Mysore – Bangalore – Chennai
- Land Acquisition : National Highway Authority Of India (NHAI) will initiate land acquisition in consultation with Indian Railways
- Travel time : Mysore to Chennai in 2 Hours 25 minutes as against the 7 – 10 Hours currently. Bangalore – Mysore in 45 Minutes
- Maximum Speed – 300 to 320 KMPH
- Sanction / Decision taken by : Group of Infrastructure Ministers led by Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Sri. Nitin Gadkari.
- The project is one among the 7 new high speed bullet train routes finalised
- The seven high-speed rail corridors are :
- Delhi to Varanasi via Noida, Agra and Lucknow
- Varanasi to Howrah via Patna
- Delhi to Ahmedabad via Jaipur and Udaipur
- Delhi to Amritsar via Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Jalandhar
- Mumbai to Nagpur via Nasik
- Mumbai to Hyderabad via Pune
- Chennai to Mysore via Bengaluru.
- The rail corridor will align with Green Field Expressway (Road) projects to integrate the Rail network in the country
It is pertinent to note that The National High Speed Rail Corporation of India (NHSRCL) had called bids for executing stage-1 preliminary route development (alignment and aerial design) for The Mysore-Chennai High-Speed Rail corridor in February 2020
The project, once implemented, along with a fully functional Airport, will make Mysore easily accessible from different parts of India & will fillip the overall growth of Mysore City into an Industrial, Economic & Tourist Hub.