Delhi To Leh Train Route

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All you travel enthusiasts, soon you will be able to hop on a train from New Delhi to Leh that will cut travel time by 20 hours!

What Is It?

Exploring your favourite winter getaways will just get easier once the New Delhi to Leh railway route is launched. The project is in its initial stages and the route is being finalized but the basic route will be starting from New Delhi to Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh, Manali in Himachal and then finally Leh. The entire route will be designed around the India-China border and it will run for nearly 465 km. Currently, the railway route from New Delhi to Leh is for about 40 hours, but with the introduction of this new route, it will cut down to 20 hours.. so saving up nearly half the time!

New Delhi to Leh railway route

New Delhi to Leh railway route

What Do We Know?

This railway line will have the highest height of 5,360 m above sea level and the project will include 74 tunnels, 124 major bridges and 396 minor bridges. With 74 tunnels in this route, nearly half of the route will be covered only via tunnels (nearly 244 km). The route for this railway line will be finalized within 30 months, after which the project will be launching.

What To Expect?

Currently, the railway route from New Delhi to Leh is for about 40 hours, but with the introduction of this new route, it will cut down to 20 hours.. so saving up nearly half the time! 

New Delhi to Leh railway route

New Delhi to Leh railway route

Ankita Upadhyay
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