MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): The construction division of Larsen and Toubro has obtained a contract from the National High-Speed Rail Corp. Ltd. (NHSRCL) to build the Sabarmati Depot (MAHSR – D-2) in Gujarat for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) project through a consortium led by the Japanese company Sojitz Corporation.
“The scope of the MAHSR -D-2 package project involves design, supply, construction and testing. It also involves commissioning the depot spread over approximately 82 hectares, including various specialized equipment required to inspect and maintain the rolling stock based on the proven Shinkansen technology. Upon completion, this will be the biggest depot in India for this purpose,” L&T said in a press release.
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR), often known as the Bullet Train Project, is a high-speed rail line that runs from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. In May 2022, NHSRCL awarded the railways division of L&T Construction the contract to build 116 route kilometres of high-speed ballastless track works (Package No: T3).
L&T is the industry leader in India for the ballastless track, with competence in a variety of ballastless track forms, including plinth track, slab track, low vibration track, floating slab track, PORR type precast slab track, and, as of recently, the Shinkansen type precast slab track system.
Currently, the company is working on many ballastless track projects for metro systems in India and elsewhere, including those in Mauritius, Dhaka, Mumbai, Kanpur, Agra, Ahmedabad, and the semi-high-speed (180 KMPH) rapid rail transit system project between Delhi and Meerut. In addition, Ballastless Track Projects were previously completed by it in Riyadh, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Chennai.