Works on 8 stations in the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed ​​Rail Corridor underway

High-speed rail progress: work on 8 stations underway, ministry says

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The Ministry of Railways said that work on the 8 stations of the high-speed train project or Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed ​​Train corridor is in various stages of completion.

The ministry also reported that 100% of civil engineering and track contracts have been awarded for the entire 352 km corridor. He further said that 75 km jetty works and 156 km piling works have been completed in the Gujarat section of the project.

Earlier, National High Speed ​​Railway Company Limited (NHSRCL), a special purpose vehicle tasked with financing, constructing, maintaining and managing India’s high-speed rail corridor, said work on India’s first high-speed rail project India – the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed ​​Rail Corridor – are progressing on schedule with the help of advanced technology.

Satish Agnihotri, former Managing Director of National High-Speed ​​Rail Corporation Limited NHSRCL, told ET Now that construction is expected to be completed by 2027. He said NHSRCL is currently progressing with 5km platforms and will do so. switch to quays 10 km. soon.

“In February, we did 9.5 km jetties and 12 km in March,” he added. “We use state-of-the-art technology, only available in 4-5 countries around the world, to shorten the time needed to complete the project,” he added. NHSRCL uses viaduct-based technology, which Agnihotri says minimizes land acquisition needs. This technology has reduced the need for land acquisition by a third, he added.

“We need to cast around 11,000 beams, this is normally done, it will take 1 week each. So you can imagine how long the process can be. We have established 15 casting yards, through which we expect to speed up construction time,” Agnihotri added. The Japanese and Indian teams are working together to complete the process by 2027. We are doing our best to complete the project within this timeframe. Covid delayed construction progress; work was impacted in the second wave, but work progressed as planned in the third wave.

Jose P. Rogers