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.