The Ministry of Railways will undertake an investigation and prepare the DPR for the high-speed rail corridors

The Ministry of Railways has decided to undertake a survey and prepare the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for the other seven high-speed rail corridors including Mumbai-Nagpur and Mumbai-Hyderabad.

Besides Delhi- Varanasi, Delhi- Amritsar, Delhi- Ahmedabad, Chennai- Bangalore- Mysore and Varanasi- Howrah are also included in this list.

This information was given by Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written response to a question to Rajya Sabha today.

Currently, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed ​​Rail is the only sanctioned high-speed rail project in the country executed with technical and financial assistance from the Japanese government.

Work on the Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed ​​Rail Corridors is in full swing. All regulatory authorizations relating to wildlife, the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) and deforestation have been obtained. Apart from this, out of the total land requirement of approx. 1396 hectares, approximately 1193 hectares. of land has been acquired.

The entire Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed ​​Rail project has been divided into 27 contract packages. To date, 12 lots have been awarded, three are being evaluated while calls for tenders have been launched for four lots.

Over a total length of 352 km in Gujarat and Dadra & Nagar Haveli (DNH), civil works with a length of 342 km have been started.

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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2022, 11:04 PM IST

Jose P. Rogers