The Pune-Nashik Semi High-Speed Rail Corridor is the first proposed Greenfield Semi HSR Double Line project in the Maharashtra state.
- Project Name: Pune-Nashik Semi High-Speed Rail Corridor
- Project Owner: Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (MAHARAIL)
- Project Completion Cost: Rs 16,039 crore (Rs 160.4 billion)
- Length: 231.716 km
- No. of Stations: 24
- Total Journey Hours: 1 hour 40 minutes
- Approx. Fare: Rs 950 one way
- Ridership: Approx. 87,000 passenger per day
- Project Deadline: 2024
Semi High-Speed Rail Network
- Network Length: 231.716 km
- No. of Stations: 24 (8 major stations)
- Station Names: Pune, Hadapsar, Manjiri, Kolawadi, Wagholi, Alandi, Chakan, Rajgurunagar, Bhorwadi, Manchar, Narayangaon, Alephata, Bota, Jambut, Sakur, Ambore, Sangamner, Devthan, Chas, Dodi, Sinnar, Muhdari, Shinde and Nashik.
- Depot: Nashik Road
Rolling Stock, Traction & Signalling
- No. of Trains: 6
- No. of Coaches: 6
- Passenger Capacity: 450
- Operating Speed: 140 km/h
- Design Speed: 250 km/h
- Traction: 25KV AC
- Signalling: ERTMS-II
Project Funding Pattern
- Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India: Rs 3,208 crore (20%)
- Government of Maharashtra: Rs 3,208 crore (20%)
- National/International Funding Agency: Rs 9,623 crore (60%)
- Monarch Surveyors & Engineering Consultants Pvt. Ltd carried feasibility study of the project.
- Ernst & Young LLP carried Traffic cum Financial Feasibility study of the project.
- 10 February 2020: Central Railway approved the revised detailed project report (DPR) of the project.
- 2 June 2020: Ministry of Railways approved the revised detailed project report (DPR) of the project.
Salient Features of the Project
- The proposed semi high-speed rail link will pass through three main districts of Maharashtra, i.e. Pune, Ahmednagar, and Nasik.
- This project will be the first low-cost semi-high speed corridor in the country.
- This will probably be the first instance in India wherein both lines are proposed to be constructed simultaneously, with electrification.
- Seamless connectivity to industrial zones of Pune and Nashik such as Alandi, Chakan, Khed, Manchar, Narayangaon, Sinnar, Satpur.
- Development of container depots along the semi high-speed rail corridor.
- Development of Private Freight Terminal (PFT), Dry Port, Multimodel and commercial hub, Warehouses, and Siding at the suggested location by local industries.
- Economic development due to fast track movement of cargo by Railways
- This will open a new revenue stream for industries by fast track movement of cargo by Railways.
- Providing connectivity for the transport of coal to thermal power plants.
- Facilitating economical transportation of the industrial goods from the Pune region to different parts of the country as well as to ports.
Pune-Nashi Semi HSR Route Map
The Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (MRIDC), also known as MHARAIL, is a joint venture (JV) of the Government of Maharashtra and Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India formed to provide a boost to the Rail Infrastructure projects in the state of Maharashtra on the principle of cooperative federalism. It has started functioning in September 2018 for the implementation of various railway projects in the state. Read more at https://www.maharail.com.