Bullet Train Update: NHSRCL commences construction in Palghar and Thane district

The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), the executing body of the prestigious Bullet Train project has initiated construction activities in Palghar & Thane district (Package C-3).

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Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) Project is 508 Km long first High-Speed Rail (HSR) network planned to be constructed in India. Out of 508Km, 352 Km lies in the State of Gujarat (348 Km) and Dadra & Nagar Haveli (4Km) and the balance 156 Km lies in the State of Maharashtra.

Image Credit: Western Railway

Here is some brief information about recent works:

  • Total length of Mainline: 135.45 Km (Between Shilphata & Zaroli village on Maharashtra – Gujarat Border)
  • Viaduct & Bridges: 124.027 km
  • Earth Structure: 5.361 km
  • Bridges & Crossings: 36 Nos. including 12 steel bridges
  • Stations: 3 nos. namely Thane, Virar & Boisar
  • Mountain tunnels: 6 nos. & 1 no. cut & cover tunnel
  • Main River Bridges: Ulhas River, Vaitarna & Jagani

Image Credit: Western Railway

Current status of work:

  • Geotechnical investigation for the complete 135 km is nearing completion with major locations like Vaitarna River, Virar & Boisar bullet train station already completed
  • Work on two of the mountain tunnels has also commenced in this region
  • Pier foundation work has commenced at multiple locations
  • Casting yards are being developed for full span and segment casting of girders

Source: NHSRCL – Press Release | Featured Image Credit: NHSRCL

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