MAHSR corridor has added another feather in its cap by completing the construction work of a river bridge on Auranga River, Valsad district, Gujarat. This is the fifth river bridge completed till date on the MAHSR corridor.
- Salient features of Auranga river bridge:
- Length: 320 metres
- Consists of 08 Full Span Girders (40 metres each)
- Height of Piers – 20 m to 26 m
- Circular piers of 5 m diameter (7 Nos.) & 5.5 m diameter (2 Nos.)
- This bridge is in between Vapi and Bilimora HSR station.
- The construction of bridges on Par, Purna, Mindhola and Ambika River has already been completed.
- There are a total 24 river bridges on the MAHSR corridor (Gujarat and Maharashtra) out of which 20 are in Gujarat and 04 are in Maharashtra.
- The longest river bridge of 1.2 km is being constructed on Narmada river, Gujarat and 2.28 km long bridge will be constructed on Vaitarna river in Maharashtra.
About MAHSR Project:
- 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.
- The Construction Work is in progress in both Gujarat and Dadra & Nagar Haveli where land has been acquired respectively.
- In Gujarat, High Speed Rail alignment passes through eight districts i.e. Valsad, Navsari, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Kheda and Ahmedabad and work is in progress in all the eight districts.
- The project will entail an investment of 72,000 Crs in the state of Gujarat in both Land & construction.
- The project will generate direct & indirect employment of 60,000 in Gujarat state.
Source: NHSRCL- Press Release | Image Credit: NHSRCL