India’s 1st Bullet Train: Work On 8 Stations Between Mumbai-Ahmedabad Is On In Full Swing!
The Ministry of Railways has reported that work on all 8 stations of the bullet train project or Mumbai–Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor is under various stages of completion.
It also said that 100% civil and track contracts have been awarded for all 352 km of corridor.
75-KM pier work and 156 km of piling work have been completed in the Gujarat section of the project.
The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) had said earlier that work on India’s first bullet train project —Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor—is progressing on schedule using cutting-edge technology.
On track for 2027
NHSRCL is a special purpose vehicle responsible for financing, construction, maintaining and managing the High-Speed Rail Corridor in India.
Satish Agnihotri, former Managing Director said that the construction is likely to be completed by 2027.
NHSRCL is progressing with 5-km piers currently and will ramp it up to 10-km piers soon.
Agnihotri said that cutting-edge technology is being used which is available only in 4-5 countries worldwide, helping shorten the time taken to complete the project.
This is viaduct-based technology which minimises land acquisition needs and has reduced land acquisition requirement to one-third.
He explained that normally around 11,000 girders have to be cast which takes a week each, enormously stretching the time on the project.
Working with Japan
Now they have established 15 casting yards, using which construction time can be sped up.
Japanese and Indian teams are working together to complete the process by 2027.
While Covid delayed the progress of construction during the second wave, work progressed on schedule during the third wave.