Ahmedabad (Metro Rail News) – After Mumbai, Delhi too will not be far away in the future. The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), which is implementing the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project, has invited tenders to collect data for bullet trains connecting Ahmedabad to the country’s national capital Delhi.
The NHSRCL officials said that while Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train corridor is 508 km long, the Ahmedabad-Delhi high-speed rail (HSR) corridor is longer at 886 km.
The NHSRCL is a joint venture of government of India and participating state governments for implementation of HSRs across the country.
“For Ahmedabad, this will be the second HSR corridor. We have invited tenders for collection of relevant data for the preparation of a detailed project report (DPR) for 886km long Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad HSR corridor,” said Sushma Gaur, NHSRCL spokesperson.
Tenders have also been invited for preparing general arrangement drawings (GADs) of crossing bridges over rivers/ canals/ railways and roads including expressways, national and state highways and major district roads and GADs of proposed stations and maintenance depots for the Delhi-Ahmedabad corridor.
The bids have also been invited to carry out ridership study (traffic study) for this corridor,” Gaur further added.
Meanwhile, 80% land acquisition for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project has been completed in Gujarat, NHSRCL officials said. They added that a 100% joint measurement survey has been carried out in the state.
“A lot of preliminary work like shifting of electrical towers, water pipelines, oil wells or other obstacles that were infringing upon the high speed rail corridor have been carried out. We are now working on the Sabarmati hub,” said one official.
Since, the Ahmedabad HSR corridor will be integrated with the main railway line, platform number 10, 11 and 12 have been dismantled at the Kalupur railway station in Ahmedabad to pave way laying of metro tracks on one side.