Huge step! 100 km of pier construction of the high-speed rail project completed; LOOK
Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw shared a short clip on Twitter showcasing progress on the high-speed rail project. The minister revealed that 100 km of quay construction has been completed under the project which stretches from Ahmedabad in Gujarat to Mumbai in Maharashtra. In a time-lapse video, Vaishnaw showed the piers standing upright as the clip traveled through Navsari, Valsad, Bharuch, Vadodara and Kheda districts in Gujarat.
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During his visit to Surat and Navsari in June this year, the Union Minister said that India’s first high-speed rail project will be completed by 2026 and the first trial will be carried out between Surat and Billimora of Navsari in August of that year. “I saw the construction works going on in Surat and Navsari. I am satisfied with it. High-speed train fares will be lower than airline fares,” Vaishnaw said in a media interview. “We will have better facilities than the airlines. We haven’t decided on prices yet. We’ll work on it once the project is finished.”
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor has a total length of 508.17 kilometers which would include 12 stations, eight in Gujarat (Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati) and four in Maharashtra (Mumbai, Thane, Virar and Boisar). During his visit to Gujarat, the minister revealed that around 12 kilometers of works were being carried out every day for the development of the project which would see the trains run at an average speed of 300 kilometers per hour.
Earlier this month, reports surfaced that the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will help Indian engineers improve accessibility for commuters and boost the local economy. The company will support the creation of station area development plans for Thane, Virar, Surat and Sabarmati stations. “This project is a technical cooperation project aimed at planning the development of surrounding areas around MAHSR stations to improve accessibility and convenience for commuters and other stakeholders and to promote economic activities,” the statement said. the society.