NHSRCL update: Anand Bullet Train station progresses towards enhanced connectivity

As the implementing agency for India’s ambitious Bullet Train project, the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) is making significant progress. The development of Anand Bullet Train station is advancing swiftly, with aims to provide enhanced connectivity that is both faster and more convenient for commuters.

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Anand city is known as Milk City of India. The station façade and interior design of Anand Bullet Train station is inspired from the fluid nature, shape and colour of milk droplets, owing to its vicinity to the milk capital of India, Anand.

Salient Features of Anand Bullet Train Station:

  • Length of the Platform – 415 m
  • Height of the station – 25.6 m
  • Total built up area – 44,073 sqm

The station will have three floors (Ground, Concourse and Platform) having two side platforms and 4 tracks in between. It will be equipped with all modern and advanced facilities & amenities. There will be ticketing and waiting areas, a business-class lounge, a nursery, restrooms, information booths, retail centres etc.

Moreover, skylight provisions will be present on the roof and exterior sides for natural lighting. In addition to the existing connectivity of the station through a link road with NH-64, NHSRCL has acquired additional strip of land along the viaduct for connection station directly to NH-64 on one side and SH-150 on the other side.

Other Facilities for Hassle Free Movement:

  • The Multimodal Traffic Integration Plan ensures smooth, fast, safe and comfortable movement of all vehicles (public & private). Due consideration has been given to pedestrian & Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) movement (like auto rickshaws etc.) in the station area while planning the parking and pick up/drop off facilities.
  • Passenger pick & drop off and parking facility are planned adjacent to the station building for cars, two wheelers, autos & buses along with pedestrian plaza space.
  • The segregated pick up/drop off areas will reduce the pick-up/drop off time for private and public transport vehicles and will lead to smooth movement in the station forecourt and reduce the congestion especially in peak hours of operation.

The nearest Railway Station and Airport:

  • The nearest railway station will be Uttarsanda railway station, located around 600 m east from the station, while the nearest major station will be Nadiad Junction railway station, located around 10 km from the station.
  • The nearest airport will be Vadodara Airport, located 54 km while Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport at Ahmedabad is located 70 km from the station.
  • The under-construction station will be developed as a hub through integration with all basic modes of transportation for better, faster and hassle-free connectivity to and from the station.

Progress of Anand Bullet Train Station Till Date:

  • The piling work for Anand Bullet Train station was started in December 2021. At present, 100% concourse slab, track slab and structural steel work is completed.

Source: NHSRCL – Press Release | Images Credit: NHSRCL

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