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Proposed High Speed Rail Link to be operational by end of 2011
Last Updated 07 July 2010, 18:27 IST

According to sources in Infrastructure Development Department, the project will be operational by the end of 2011.

With an estimated 17.20 million airline passengers per annum projected for 2011, the figure is expected to further go up to 30 million passengers per annum by 2016-17.
The detailed project report (DPR) for the HSRL prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRCL) has the train operation plan providing for headway of 10 minutes (six trains per hour per direction) in the year 2011, eight minutes in 2016, six minutes (10 trains per hour per direction) in the year 2021, and three minutes (20 trains per hour per direction) by the year 2026.

Route alignment

The High Speed Rail link to BIA starts at the City Airport Terminal (CAT), which is proposed to be located at the Police Parade Grounds, sandwiched between M G Road and Cubbon Road, where the ramp of Namma Metro would also be located.

The structure of the CAT has been planned in such a way so as to integrate it with the Metro project at Minsk Square underground station.

It is divided into three sections –– Section I: City Air Terminal Station to Hebbal (8.7 km); Section II: Hebbal to Yelahanka (6.6 km); Section III: Yelahanka to BIA (17.8 km).

Proposed fare structure

Fare structure proposed to be adopted at the time of opening of the HSRL Link could be –– From CAT at Police Grounds to BIA: Rs 200; From Hebbal to BIA: Rs 150; From Yelahanka to BIA: Rs 100.

Monthly or quarterly season tickets have also been will be proposed on the basis of Rs 50 per journey and forty journeys per month at Rs 2,000.

However, these are indicative fares and could vary at time of commissioning of the HSRL.

(Published 07 July 2010, 18:27 IST)

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