Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor Progress
“Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor progress” (MAHSR) physical progress is at 34.94% till June 30, 2023. The high speed rail corridor is 508.09 km (315.71 miles) long. It traverses the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Construction of this mega project started in August, 2019, with an estimated cost of 1.1 lakh crore ($14 billion). Japan International Cooperation Agency has agreed to fund 81% of the overall project. The cost will be paid through a 50-year loan, at an interest of 0.1%.
Total amount spent on this project is at 45,621 crore, till June 30, 2023. The estimated cost skyrocketed to furthurmore around 2 lakh crore. This is due to various reasons since COVID, raising costs of materials etc. Recently, “NHSRC” announced that it has handed over 100% civil contracts. The land acquisition is almost completed for the entire stretch. It includes 7 km undersea.
Length of entire stretch
The 508 km “Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail” project will cover 155.76 km in the state of Maharashtra, 4.3 km in the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and 348.04 km in the State of Gujarat with 12 stations along the route. The awarded value of the 11 civil packages of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project is around 66,448 crore.
NHRSCL has floated tenders for procuring 24 E5 Series Shinkansen trainsets worth 11,000 crore, as the government plans to run the first train in 2027. Moreover, National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) successfully constructed the river bridges spanning the three rivers.
The mega infrastructure project is expected to consume 1.6 crore cubic metre of cement, 17 lakh MT of steel and act as a catalyst to give the cement and steel industries a boost. For the first time in India, full-span girders of 40 m length weighing 970 ton, have been launched through one of a kind full span launching equipment set.
Meanwhile, The training of Indian engineers and work leaders for the high-speed rail track system for MAHSR corridor has already started. Vapi – Sabarmati section of Gujarat was proposed to be commissioned by August 2027 in recent meeting.
Hence, the timeline of this project depends on monthly progress.