NHSRCL Update: Insights on Ahmedabad High Speed rail station

Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail will traverse through Western Railways Ahmedabad Junction railway station and shall be integrated with the Saraspur side of the existing Ahmedabad junction station.

More details:

  • Inspired by the rich cultural & historical ethos of the city, Ahmedabad HSR station design has different features respecting various aspects, the city is proud of.  Station roof depicts a canvas for hundreds of kites placed together whereas the facade picks a pattern inspired by the intricate lattice work of Syed Siddique’s jaali.
  • Ahmedabad HSR station will be built over the existing railway lines on the east side (Saraspur side) above platform no. 10, 11 & 12.

  • To ensure seamless integration of the HSR station with other modes of transport, NHSRCL has designed a user-friendly station layout for Ahmedabad. An integrated Building for passenger transit is planned on the east side of the existing railway station, where Passengers will be able to comfortably switch from one mode to another using the escalators and elevators provided.
  • The integrated building shall provide connection to WR FOBs for passengers coming from platforms 1 to 9 and on the other side it shall be connected to the underground metro station towards Saraspur side.
  • In addition, a detailed traffic management plan around the station is also proposed for smooth traffic movement outside the station along with smooth transition from other modes of transport like buses, taxis, three wheelers, private vehicles etc.
  • The HSR Station forecourt is planned with one-way movement of traffic providing separate pick/drop areas for 2 Wheelers/3 Wheelers/4 Wheelers & Buses along with a dedicated area for Cycle.
  • Space for a mechanized multilevel car parking has been identified right opposite the station with connection to the integrated building through a sky bridge. Differently abled persons friendly parking space will be provided close to the station entrance.

The making of the HSR station:

  • To provide the seamless integration with the Sabarmati railway station, the platform number 10,11 and 12 were restructured to accommodate the HSR station building. The following utilities were shifted from the existing railway station:
  • 1200 km of signalling & telecom cables (involving Ahmedabad railway station and other operational sections).
  • Shifting of multiple Indian Railways offices like Railway Recruitment Board office (shifted to an independent building near DRM Office), parcel office, GRP, RMS offices, TTE rest room, FOB, Electrical Substation and various other offices from Platforms-10, 11 & 12 of Ahmedabad Railway station.
  • Various other underground utilities i.e. water and drainage pipelines , diesel fuel lines, electrical cables, pit lines, Overhead water tanks etc.

Source: NHSRCL -Press Release | Image Credit: NHSRCL