BANGALORE: If the State Government agrees to a proposal by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, commuters between Bangalore-Mysore in the future will be able to cruise a distance of 110 kilometres between the cities within 30 minutes.
In a letter dated Feb 3, written to Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, Principal Advisor to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) E Sreedharan, has stated that DMRC is willing to undertake a feasibility study for a High Speed Rail Link (HSRL) that would link Bangalore and Mysore on the lines of a current study being undertaken by DMRC in Kerala between Thiruvananthapuram and Kasarkod. A distance of 560 kms will be covered in less than 3 hours. The Kerala project is currently in the Detailed Project Report (DPR) stage, the letter stated.
“We feel that a similar link between Bangalore-Mysore is justified. Such a corridor would have a length of 110 kms with a speed potential of 350 KMPH,” the letter stated. Such a project would take 4 months to be completed and would cost `50 lakh, the letter said. Also, the High Speed Line up to Kasargod should logically be extended up to Mangalore/Udupi and says that work is ‘being taken up separately’ the letter stated.
The report would bring out the technical standards to be adopted, the route to be followed, expected cost of line, ridership forecast, funding option, financial viability, project completion period and institutional arrangements.