The 993km line would link Delhi with Agra, Lucknow, Varanasi, and
Patna, and would be implemented as a public-private partnership (PPP).
Mott MacDonald will identify key issues for the development of the
project, including environmental impacts and assessment of viable
technologies. It will also analyse operational and business
requirements, including ridership, capital cost, cost-benefit analysis,
and development of a planning and implementation schedule.

The project is part of the Indian Government's Vision 2020 long-term
national development plan, which envisages four high-speed projects in
separate areas of the country.