Bengaluru-Chennai bullet practice takes first step


Survey to review ridership density begins

The long-delayed high-speed rail hall connecting Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai bought the primary inexperienced sign with the Nationwide Excessive Velocity Rail Company Restricted (NHSRCL) going for a ridership (site visitors) examine for varied high-speed corridors, together with Mysuru-Chennai.

Presently, the quickest practice between Bengaluru and Mysuru (Shatabdi Categorical) takes round 2 to 2.5 hours to achieve the heritage metropolis, whereas the identical practice takes round 4.5 to five hours to achieve Chennai. With the high-speed hall is in place, the journey time between Mysuru and Chennai will probably be round 1.10 minutes overlaying a distance of 435 km. The ridership survey is a precursor to the preparation of a Detailed Challenge Report (DPR) and can think about the current project to judge site visitors demand potential and estimate the ridership of the proposed high-speed rail corridors.

The examine will embody site visitors knowledge of the final 5 years from the toll plazas working on the Bengaluru-Chennai freeway and site visitors knowledge for the present rail and air journey additionally for final 5 years. Knowledge of the bus operators (authorities and personal) and car registration knowledge for the final 5 years may also be thought of. The examine may also suggest the fare construction.

Although Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal had earlier stated that the high-speed rail fare could be ‘reasonably priced’, it’ll certainly be greater than the present trains or bus fares working within the route. Therefore, the examine desires to think about the Willingness to Pay (WTP) issue to search out out whether or not the proposed ticket fares could be enticing sufficient for the passengers to make use of the power.

A high-speed practice slicing throughout the width of South India is of trategic curiosity of the nation

­–Rajkumar Dugar, Residents for Residents

No less than, 6,000 legitimate samples will probably be collected on this survey from long-distance upper-class trains, airports, bus terminals and toll plazas.

Prakash Mandoth, ex-member, Zonal Railway Customers Consultative Committee (Southern and South Western Railway) stated that the Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai area is a high-density hall and in style not solely with the lots but additionally with the enterprise class. “The purpose is to chop the time between Bengaluru-Mysuru to 45-60 minutes,” he stated.

Rajkumar Dugar, convenor, Residents for Residents stated that the Bengaluru-Mysuru and Bengaluru-Chennai routes usually are not conducive for air journey as a result of passengers find yourself spending a variety of time commuting to and from airports. “A high-speed practice slicing throughout the width of South India is of strategic curiosity of the nation and we would like this to be prolonged from Mysuru to Mangaluru,” he stated.


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