AHMEDABAD (Metro Rail News): Marking a positive development in the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project, NHSRCL erected the first pile cap on the Sabarmati River for the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project.
1st Pile Cap
NHSRCL erects 1st Pile Cap measuring 20 x 20 meters for the 315-meter-long Sabarmati Bridge. A total of 4 pier Caps will be erected to build the concerned bridge.
It is the 18.337 km package of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train. It runs from chainage 489.467 to 507.600, the third longest package within Gujarat state, and lies entirely within the Ahmedabad metropolitan region with 2 elevated stations at Ahmedabad and Sabarmati.
In November 2021, India’s National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) granted a construction contract worth Rs. 3,429 crore to the IRCON – DRA Infracon JV. The contract comes with a construction deadline of 4.5 years.
A total number of 28 such bridges will be constructed in the project, which would go to about 70,000 MT running from 60 meters ‘simply supported’ to 130 + 100 meters continuous span. Out of 28 bridges, 17 will be installed in Gujarat, while the remaining 11 will be in Maharastra.
The Vaitarna River will host Maharashtra’s longest bridge, spanning 2.28 km, while Gujarat’s longest bridge, measuring 1.2 km, will be constructed south of Bharuch over the Narmada River.
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Railway (MAHSR) is India’s initial high-speed train route connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad. It is expected to cost around 1.08 lakh crore. The central government has agreed to contribute ₹10,000 crore, and Gujarat and Maharashtra will contribute ₹5,000 crore each. The remaining funds will be obtained through a loan from Japan at a meagre 0.1% interest rate.
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