NHSRCL opens high speed rail track slab manufacturing facility near Anand, Gujarat for MAHSR corridor

NHSRCL opened a new Track Slab Manufacturing Facility (TSMF) for the production of Track Slabs required for the construction of ballast less track works for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor, near Anand in the state of Gujarat.

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The fully automated facility will produce track slabs for 116 km of double line High Speed Rail track for MAHSR Corridor. The facility spans over an area of 1 lakh square metre and houses state-of-the-art technology for production of 45,000 precast track slabs for MAHSR project.

The entire facility has been constructed within eight months from its inception of civil works. 60 high-precision moulds have been procured and installed in the facility which can produce 60 track slabs per day. Approximately 200 track slabs are required per track kilometre. The facility can store up to 9000 track slabs to facilitate seamless track installation.

The Track Slab Manufacturing Facility is fully automated with a Concrete Distribution System. There are various ancillary facilities to support the production of slabs like:

  • Fully automated rebar processing machines.
  • Rebar Yard for cage fabrication.
  • RO plant, Boiler plant.
  • Curing ponds.
  • Electric overhead travelling (EOT) cranes.
  • Gantry Cranes, etc.
  • The EOTs & Gantries at major facilities like Production Shed,
  • Rebar Shed.
  • Store ensures a mechanised handling of track slab components.

Before start of production a Training & Certification course was organised, wherein Japanese experts (mobilised through T&C agency JARTS from Japan) imparted training to Indian Engineers based on practices followed in Japan.

Another track slab manufacturing facility is being created at Kim Village near Surat district in Gujarat for track slab construction for 236 km of MAHSR corridor in Gujarat.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail 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 98% and 100% 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.

In Maharashtra land acquisition done so far is 40%. The project will entail an investment of 72,000 Crs in the state of Gujarat in both Land & construction. So far an expenditure of 14,200 Crs has been done. The project will generate direct & indirect employment of 60,000 in Gujarat state.

Source: NHSRCL- Press Release | Images Credit: NHSRCL

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