India’s NHSRCL signs deal with L&T for high-speed train project
The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) of India has achieved a deal with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for the delivery of an overpass for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor (MAHSR C-5 package) in the state of Gujarat.
L&T will be responsible for the design and construction of an 8 km viaduct, including the Vadodara High Speed Rail (HSR) station.
HSR Vadodara Station is expected to be built on top of Indian Railway’s existing Vadodara Station No.7 Platform to ensure seamless integration with the railways.
This project is expected to facilitate the transfer of passengers between the HSR and Indian Railways.
Currently under construction, the 508 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor would be the country’s first high-speed rail project. It will connect India’s financial capital of Mumbai to the commercial hub of Gujarat, Ahmedabad.
NHSRCL has awarded 100% of the civil contracts for 352 km out of the 508 km MAHSR Corridor in Gujarat State, including eight HSR stations and two rolling stock depots at Sabarmati and Surat.
The eight stations are located in Sabarmati, Ahmedabad, Anand, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Bilimora and Vapi.
NHSRCL is a joint venture of the Government of India and participating state governments. He is responsible for the implementation of the country’s high-speed rail projects.
Last year, NHSRCL entered into an agreement with Japan Railway Track Consultant (JRTC) for the design of HSR track works for the T2 package of the MAHSR project.
The JRTC was tasked with providing comprehensive designs of the RC track bed, track slab layout, and Continuously Welded Rail (CWR) forces, among others.