Delhiites will now be able to travel directly to Leh-Ladakh in nearly 20 hours, compared to the current duration of 40 hours. Thanks to the highly ambitious and strategically-significant Northern Railways project of the Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line. The Railway line, to be built along the Indo-China border, will be the worlds highest. The estimated cost is around Rs. 83,360 crore of the 465-km long Rail line. Making it the world's highest Rail line, the highest road point of the Rail line would be 5,360 meter above the mean sea level, comparable only to China's Qinghai-Tibet Railway Line, which stands at a height of 2000 meter. Along the line there will be a total of 30 stations. As per the first phase of the survey, interestingly the rail route will include 74 tunnels, 124 major bridges, and 396 minor bridges. Keylong station, on the route, will be built inside a tunnel, at a height of 3000 meter. With the total stretch of the tunnels at 244 km, more than half of the route will be covered through the tunnels. The route will connect important stops between Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh to Leh, including Sundernagar, Mandi, Manali, Keylong, Koksar, Darcha, Upshi and Karu, among other places. The highly-challenging Rail project is expected to reduce travel time from Delhi to Leh by half, i.e. from current 40 hours to 20 hours. In next 30 months the final location survey is expected to be completed.