Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Train Project: The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), responsible for executing the country’s first high-speed train project, signed a contract with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) – IHI Consortium on February 22, 2021. L he signed agreement covers the manufacture and acquisition of 28 steel bridges to cross railways, rivers, highways, roads and other structures for the Mumbai Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor. The NHSRCL awarded the contract of Rs 1,390 crore to Larson and Toubro – IHI Infrastructure Systems (Consortium) on January 25, 2021. (Also read: Larsen & Toubro Bags 1390 Crore Contract for Bullet Train Project)
“The actual construction work has started for the MAHSR corridor and things are taking shape. This is the third major contract awarded by NHSRCL for the project. P4 (X) and P4 (Y) sets for 28 steel truss superstructures will not only boost India’s steel industry, but also improve Indian steelmaking, ” said Achal Khare, Managing Director (MD), NHSRCL
According to a statement shared by the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited, it is estimated that around 70,000 tons of steel will be used in the manufacture of the steel bridges, which will boost the country’s steel industries and their supply chains. related. . Steelmakers across the country will supply steel for the fabrication of the structures for these steel bridges. Previously, L&T had become the lowest bidder for the order of steel bridges. The financial offers for the acquisition of the steel bridge order for the high speed train project were opened on December 18, 2020. (Also read: L&T emerges lowest bidder to order steel bridges in high-speed train project)
When ready for commissioning, the 508 km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed train corridor will operate at a speed of 320 km per hour, passing through areas of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli . The total distance should be covered in two to three hours and with 12 stations along the way. The high-speed train project is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).