39% land acquired for Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project

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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.

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  • 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.

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