Gujarat (Metro Rail News): Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) project is advancing rapidly. The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has granted 100% civil contracts for the construction of the MAHSR alignment in Gujarat, which covers 352 KM out of the total MAHSR corridor of 508 KM.
NHSRCL has also received civil contracts for eight high-speed rail stations in Sabarmati, Ahmedabad, Anand, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Bilimora, and Vapi and two rolling stock depots in Sabarmati and Surat.
NHSRCL recently inked an agreement with M/s Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) for the design and construction of an HSR station in Vadodara, Gujarat, as part of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR C-5 Package).
The Vadodara HSR station is planned above the existing platform No. 7 of the Indian Railways’ Vadodara station to ensure seamless integration with the railways. Passengers will benefit from the convenience of quick changes between HSR and Indian Railways due to this integration.
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) project is India’s first High-Speed Rail (HSR) network, with a length of 508 KM. Out of the 508 KM, 352 KM are in Gujarat (348 KM), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (Four KM), while the remaining 156 KM are in Maharashtra.
Construction is underway in Gujarat and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, where land has been acquired in proportions of 98.6% and 100%, respectively. So far, 62 per cent of land in Maharashtra has been acquired.
Out of 352 Km, Geotechnical Investigation work has been completed in 325 Km length. For doing the Geotechnical Investigation, Asia’s largest Geotechnical Lab has been developed at Surat.
The works on piles, foundations, piers, pier caps, casting & erection of girders for viaduct and stations have all begun along the route, passing through eight Gujarat districts. While piles, pile caps, open foundations, well foundations, piers, and pier caps are still being built in a 110 KM length, piling has been finished in 81 KM, foundations in 30 KM, and piers in 20 KM.