UK firm Mott Macdonald will undertake a pre-feasibility study of the 993 km Delhi-Patna rail route as part of the governmentâ€™s move to connect Patna with a high speed train. Preparation of a report focusing on technicalities, financial and operational viability of the project would cost Rs 8.8 crore. The firm has to submit the report within seven months. The Railways has identified six routes as possible high speed corridors. While the study for Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad route is complete, the next routes to be taken up for similar study are Howrah-Haldia and Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar sectors. Later on, study for the remaining routes, Hyderabad-Dornakal-Vijaywada-Chennai and Chennai-Bangalore-Coimbatore-Ernakulam would be taken up for the proposed high speed train corridor.
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