Bullet Train Corridor: New Agreement Signed For Construction Of HSR Stations In Ahmedabad And Sabarmati

by Arun Kumar Das - Dec 2, 2021 10:35 AM +05:30 IST
Bullet Train Corridor: New Agreement Signed For Construction Of HSR Stations In Ahmedabad And SabarmatiAn artist's impression of the station project.
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  • The high speed train will traverse through Western Railway’s Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station and shall be integrated with the Saraspur side of the existing Ahmedabad station.

National High Speed Rail (HSR) Corporation has signed an agreement with IRCON — Dineshchandra JV for design and construction of about 18 km of viaduct between Anand and Sabarmati, including two HSR stations — Ahmedabad and Sabarmati for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (HSR) Corridor project, delayed by more than three years now, is expected to be operational by 2026.

The high speed train will traverse through Western Railway’s Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station and shall be integrated with the Saraspur side of the existing Ahmedabad station.

Ahmedabad HSR station will be built over the existing railway platform numbers 11 and 12.

In order to ensure seamless integration of the Ahmedabad HSR station with other modes of rail transport, National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has designed a user-friendly station layout for Ahmedabad.

An integrated building for passenger transit is planned on the eastern side of the existing railway station, where passengers will be able to swiftly switch from one mode to another.

This building will be equipped with escalators and elevators and will house many passenger convenience facilities like booking office, passenger lobby, tea/coffee kiosks and other amenities etc.

The Sabarmati HSR station will also provide seamless connectivity to passengers as it will be connected to the upcoming Sabarmati Passenger Hub.

Both the HSR stations will be environment-friendly with provisions of water conservation and natural light arrangements inside the station.

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


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