L&T wins construction of Vadodara high-speed railway station

The construction arm of Larsen & Toubro has secured an order from the National High Speed ​​Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) to design and construct a package of the Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed ​​Rail Project.

The bulk of the project works includes the design and construction of the civil works and construction of a double-line high-speed railway with a length of 8.198 km.

“The scope also includes Vadodara Main Station, Confirmation Car Base, Viaduct and Bridges, Crossing Bridges, Architectural Works, MEP and other associated works,” L&T said in a statement.

Land acquisition

The project alignment passes through Vadodara, Gujarat, and is expected to be completed within 49 months. L&T is already running two other batches of the High Speed ​​Corridor.

High-speed trains on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed ​​Rail Corridor (MAHSRC) will run at a speed of 320 km/h covering a distance of 508 km and 12 stations. With limited stops service (in Surat and Vadodara) it will cover this distance in 1 hour and 58 minutes and service from all stops will take 2 hours and 57 minutes.

While the MAHSRC is expected to be operational by December 2023, experts predict a delay due to lack of progress in land acquisition in Maharashtra. Construction work, however, has been gaining momentum in Gujarat.

Jose P. Rogers