IRCON signs ₹5,142 crores track contract for Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project

Anushka Khare Posted on: 2022-01-22 08:00:00 Viewer: 10,853 Comments: 0 Country: India City:

IRCON signs ₹5,142 crores track contract for Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project

New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) signed a contract agreement with IRCON International Limited for design, supply and construction of track and track related works for Double Line High-Speed Railway (237 Km between Vadodara and Vapi in the state of Gujarat) for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail corridor (MAHSR T-2 Package) on January 21, 2022. The value of the contract is Rs 5,142 crore.

The ballast-less slab Track system as used in Japanese HSR (Shinkansen) will be used on India’s first HSR project (MAHSR). Japan Railway Track Consultant Co. Limited (JRTC) has provided the detailed design and drawing of major HSR track components like RC Track bed, Track slab arrangement and continuous welded rail (CWR) forces etc. for the contract.

The contract will boost the Make in India initiative as an Indian company IRCON International Limited has been awarded the contract.

The agreement signing ceremony was attended by the Managing Director, NHSRCL Satish Agnihotri along with other directors, MIYAMOTO Shingo Minister (Economic & Development), Embassy of Japan in India, SAITO Mitsunori, Chief Representative, JICA (India Office). Yogesh Kumar Mishra, Managing Director, IRCON International Limited along with other senior officers from NHSRCL, IRCON, JICC, JRTC and JARTS.

Speaking on the occasion, Satish Agnihotri, Managing Director, NHSRCL said, “We have received support from JICA in a very effective manner. I appreciate the technical support extended by JICC, JARTS and JRTC for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project.”

Minister Economic and Development, Embassy of Japan in India, MIYAMOTO Shingo called Mumbai-Ahmedabad High speed Rail project as the biggest and most brightly shining example of cooperation between India and Japan. “Under this contract, Indian contractors will receive the transfer of Japanese Shinkansen technology which will give a big boost to the Make in India initiative.” he further added.

SAITO Mitsunori, Chief Representative, JICA India said, “The Track works is a crucial part of railway safety and comfortable ride in Shinkansen technology. Track work contract will offer a unique opportunity for Indian companies to work with Japanese agencies that have expertise in Shinkansen technology.

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