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Transport
Currently, it takes at least five hours by bus and six hours by train to travel from Chennai to Bengaluru, a distance of 346 km.
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There could be a day when you can live in Bengaluru and work in Chennai or vice-versa. Travelling from Chennai to Bengaluru may take just 2 hours in the future.

The German government has submitted a feasibility study to Indian Railways about a new bullet train project on the Chennai-Arakkonam-Bengaluru-Mysuru route. The feasibility study was submitted to Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani and states that with maximum speeds of 320 kmph, the bullet train will drastically cut down time between Chennai and Bengaluru.

Currently, it takes at least five hours by bus and six hours by train to travel from Chennai to Bengaluru, a distance of 346 km.

The German government studied both mixed (integrate the high-speed line into the existing railway line) and dedicated modes of travel and the Railway Board has decided to pursue the dedicated mode of travel through the route.

"The study was both commissioned and financed by the German government. The route was found to be not only extremely viable but also prove to be the most effective solution to manage traffic growth," German Ambassador Martin Ney said according to Deccan Herald.

The Railway Board is considering the proposal which states that the cost of building the high-speed corridor could take up to Rs. 1 lakh crore.

"The Railway Board is expecting that they will be able to ground some passengers from airlines when they see that the travel time has been significantly reduced. Once this kind of high-speed railway network is introduced, trains will be faster than airlines unless one lives near to the airport," he said speaking to Financial Express.

The high-speed corridor will also cut down travel time from Bengaluru to Mysuru down to 40 minutes.