New Train to Run From Delhi to Leh
The IRCTC has announced a new railway project that will run between Delhi and the scenic Union Territory of Ladakh. This rail route will be the highest in the world and will traverse a distance of 465
You will soon be able to enjoy a train ride from Delhi to Leh. Earlier people could only take the train till Jammu, now they can go all the way to Leh by train. The train will cover 465 km.This would be the highest rail route in the world and another achievement for India. This project, will cost Rs 83,360 crores. The Delhi to Ladakh train route will go through some of the most important and major places. The railway track will have destinations including Sundernagar, Mandi, Manali, Keylong, Koksar, Darcha, Upshi and Karu. The train will pass 74 tunnels, 124 bridges and 396 smaller bridges in the Himalayas. One of the tunnels will be around 27 km long!
Keylong will be one of the main stations, and will be built at a height of 3000 m.The scenery will be spectacular and adventurous. There will be a total of 30 train stations on the route. The train from Delhi to Leh will bring down journey time from 40 hours to 20 hours. Mr Alok Kumar, Chief Administrative Office of Northern Railway, said that the project is one of the most difficult ones for IRCTC till date. The high altitude of the mountains will make the construction of the tracks very difficult. The construction will take 30 months. Once its ready, keep your cameras ready and don’t miss the chance to experience the beautiful views.