MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): The Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR) project’s full span girder erection is proceeding quickly and without interruption, according to a tweet from the Ministry of Railways on 7th September. A time-lapse video was also posted by the ministry.
“The MAHSR Project’s full span girder erection is proceeding quickly and without obstruction over a railway line near Anand (Gujarat). View the time-lapse video, posted by the ministry.
Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor will link Ahmedabad with Mumbai, India’s financial center. When finished, it will be India’s first high-speed rail route.
Construction reportedly started in April 2020. By the end of December 2023, the project is expected to be finished. The completion timetable for the entire corridor is uncertain because land acquisition in Maharashtra has taken longer than expected. The 352 km route through Gujarat, however, might open in 2027. A 50 km section from Surat to Bilimora is expected to be finished by 2026.
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor was proposed for a feasibility study in the 2009–2010 Rail Budget with five other high-speed rail corridors.
A 650 km long high-speed rail link from Pune to Ahmedabad via Mumbai was proposed. The pre-feasibility study for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai-Pune corridor was finished by RITES, Italferr, and Systra. The corridor’s maximum projected speed was set at 350 km/h.