Larsen & Toubro commenced construction of India's first High Speed Rail Corridor

Anushka Khare Posted on: 2021-02-13 15:42:00 Viewer: 735 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Vapi

Larsen & Toubro commenced construction of India's first High Speed Rail Corridor

New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): It is exciting news for India that the construction work a part of India's first bullet train project has been started on 10th February 2021 in Vapi, Gujarat. The contractor Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) has commenced the geotechnical investigation work for the 508.17 km Mumbai - Ahmedabad High-Speed Bullet Train project officially.

For this, L&T Ltd has set up a geotechnical at Hazira, Surat for the project. In this lab, geotechnical tests for 237 km long route of C-4 package from Vapi (Jaroli village on Maharashtra-Gujarat border) to Vadodara of 508 km high speed rail corridor will be done.

The C-4 package will have four stations Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Depot, 14 River Bridge, 42 Road Crossing, 6 Railway Crossing and 350-meter long hill tunnel between Bharuch-Vadodara.

An official from National High Speed ​​Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) said that the geotechnical lab has been set up at Surat for the construction of a 237 km route under the C-4 package. The contractor will test soil and stones for the proposed routes of Mumbai-Ahemedabad High Speed Rail project.

On 30th October 2020, L&T has signed a high-value contract worth Rs 24,985 crore with National High Speed ​​Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) for the construction of viaducts, stations, major river bridges, depots, and other auxiliary works. 

On 16th December 2020, L&T has signed a contract worth Rs 7,289 crores with the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) for the construction of 88 km (Approx) of viaducts between Vadodara and Ahmedabad in Gujarat (C-6 package) including the construction of elevated HSR station at Anand/Nadiad, for Mumbai- Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor.

The 508.17 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project, also called the MAHSR Bullet Train project, will cover 155.76 km in the State of Maharashtra, 4.3 km in the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and 348.04 km in the State of Gujarat with 12 stations along the route. Upon completion, the High-Speed Rail will operate at a speed of 320 Kmph, covering the entire distance in approximately 2 hours with limited stops and in 3 hours with all stops.

For more details, please explore the "Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail" page of Urban Transport News.

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