Track Contract Worth Rs 3,141 Crore On Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor Awarded To Larsen & Toubro

by Arun Kumar Das - May 1, 2022 11:20 AM +05:30 IST
Track Contract Worth Rs 3,141 Crore On Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor Awarded To Larsen & ToubroThe proposed high-speed rail corridor will pass through Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. (Photo by Pramod Thakur/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited has awarded the second track works contract for the supply and construction of the double-line high-speed rail (HSR) between Vadodara and Sabarmati Depot in Gujarat.

The track contract in the bullet train project was awarded to Larsen & Toubro Limited at an approximate cost of Rs 3,141 crore.

The ballastless slab track system, as used in Japanese HSR (Shinkansen), will be used on India’s first HSR project for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR).

Japan Railway Track Consultant Co Limited (JRTC) has provided the detailed design and drawing of major HSR track components, like RC track bed, track slab arrangement, and continuous welded rail forces for the contract.

The first contract for track works between Vapi and Vadodara was awarded to IRCON International Limited on 24 December 2021. These contracts will boost the make-in-India initiative as both the contracts have been awarded to Indian companies.

With the award of this contract, NHSRCL has awarded civil and track works for the complete MAHSR section in Gujarat — 352 km out of the total 508 km.

Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at akdas2005@gmail.com.


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