New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): Minister of State for Railways and Textiles, Smt. Darshana Jardosh today inspected the work of Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail at the project site between Surat and Vapi. She started the visit with the Casting yard at Ch. 243 in village Padgah, District Navsari for inspection for preparatory works of the casting of girder planned for castings including the casting of Pile cap at Ch. 242 P42 & P23.
The next stop was the Casting yard at Ch. 238 (Village Nasilpore, Dist Navsari) where she witnessed a display of heavy equipment like straddle carriers of capacity 1100 T and bridge gantries. She also visited another casting yard at Ch. 232 (Village Kachchol, Dist Navsari) witnessing casting of full span girder, operation of ready-made steel plant (RMS) Plant, automatic cutting of steel and Ring/stirrup making plant and inspection of viaduct piers from Ch. 197 to 195 in village Pathri District Valsad. In the end, she visited the Daman Ganga river site where the Foundation of the river bridge is taking place.
After the conclusion of her visit, Smt. Darshana Jardosh said, "Undertook a review of Viaduct Piers from Ch 197 to Ch 195 and also inspected the casting of Pier 195P10 at Pathri of Valsad district. The progress of the work reassures us that we will very soon fulfill the dreams of running High-Speed Rail between Mumbai and Ahmedabad".
"At casting yard - 232 to review casting of Full Span Girder and also inspected the operations of the ready-made steel plant at Navsari district's Kachchol village. Automation of work for such projects is a boon," she added.
In Gujarat state (352km), 100% of Civil Tenders have been awarded to Indian Contractors. 98.6% of the land has been acquired and Civil construction work has started in the entire 352km. In Maharashtra, 62% of the land has been acquired.
The works on Piles, Foundations, Piers, Pier Caps, casting & erection of Girders for Viaduct & Stations have started all along the alignment passing through 8 districts of Gujarat. Out of 352 km, Geotechnical Investigation work has been completed in 325 km length.
For doing the Geotechnical Investigation, Asia’s largest Geotechnical Lab has been developed at Surat.
Construction work of Piles, Pile Caps, Open Foundations, Well Foundations, Piers, Pier Caps is in progress in 110 km length. Out of 352 km, Piling has been completed in 81 km length, Foundation has been completed in 30 km length and Pier has been completed in 20 km length.