The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited took a significant step forward in its construction work by casting the first full height pier near Vapi, Gujarat at Chainage 167 on Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor which will run through 12 stations connecting Maharashtra, Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Gujarat.
- The average height of the pier on this corridor is approximately 12-15 m and the exact height of this casted pier is 13.05 metres, which is almost equivalent to a 4 storey building.
- The pier is casted with 183 cubic meters of concrete quantity and 18.820 MT of steel.
- The special shuttering arrangement in the lift is one of the major features of the corridor providing better quality in 8 hours.
- This major construction milestone has been achieved despite severe shortage of manpower and other logistical challenges because of the ongoing pandemic and the ongoing monsoon season in the region.
- There are a number of such piers planned to be casted in coming months paving way for the first high speed rail corridor.
- NHSRCL is the executing agency mandated with building India’s first high speed rail corridor between Mumbai & Ahmedabad.
About the Project:
- NHSRCL is implementing a 508 Km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Railway Project (hereinafter called as Project) starting from Bandra Kurla Complex in Maharashtra and terminating at Sabarmati in Gujarat.
- The Project would be developed with the use of Japanese high speed rail technology (i.e. Shinkansen system).
- The length of alignment is 508 Km (approx.) with a double line and will be passing through two states, Maharashtra (155.642 Km) and Gujarat (350.530 Km), and one UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli (2 KMs).
- Most of the alignment, about 92.4%, will be elevated and a small portion of about 2.5% will be on the cut & fill section.
- Twelve stations are proposed at Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad, and Sabarmati.
- The station at Mumbai will be Underground and all other stations will be elevated.
- There are 8 mountain tunnels and one underground tunnel of 21 Km with 7 Km under sea (Thane Creek) portion.
- Two numbers of Rolling stock depot & several maintenance/sub-maintenance depots (35 nos) are proposed along the alignment.
Source: NHSRCL-Press Release