Mumbai: 39% of the 1,380 hectares of land has been acquired for the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, a senior NHSRCL official said. The NHSRCL has acquired 537 of the 1,387 hectares land required in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
- While in Maharashtra, the NHSRCL has acquired 66 of 431 hectares of land, it has acquired 471 of 940 hectares of land in Gujarat.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on September 14, 2017 laid the foundation stone of the ambitious Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 billion) 508-km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project.
- Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Union Railway Ministry have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the 508-km corridor, with Japan to partially fund the project.
- The NHSRCL has floated tenders for the construction of tunnelling works between Mumbai underground station at Bandra-Kurla Complex and Shilphata in Maharashtra, the official said.
- A 21-km-long tunnel will be dug between Boisar and BKC in Mumbai, 7 km of which will be under the sea, according to the official.
- The design and construction of civil and building works including testing and commissioning of 237 km length of mainline for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor between Zaroli village at Maharashtra-Gujarat border and Vadodara in Gujarat, which is 47% of total length of the project, elevated except one mountain tunnel of about 280 metre, 24 river crossings and 30 road and canal crossings have been floated.
- The tenders to construct the stations in Gujarat’s Vapi, Bilimora, Surat and Bharuch have also been floated, the official also said.
- The work on utility diversions on various locations is progressing well.
- The work at Sabarmati hub in Ahmedabad has started.