India Gets One Step Closer To Bullet Train After Work Begins In The Mumbai Section


The Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Railway (MAHSR) has begun in Mumbai, Mid Day has reported. The project work has already commenced on the other end of the bullet train project in parts of Gujarat. The underground station for the bullet train at Mumbai is expected to generate 17.6 lakh cubic metres of muck and soil.

“We are in the process of identifying multiple and ideal locations where how such much muck would be transported and disposed of safely in an environment-friendly manner. In addition to this, the work will also involve studying the ongoing Mumbai Metro projects in the vicinity and how its work would affect the Bullet train construction process,” a senior official told Mid Day.

Besides this, the work on the metro rail project which will connect to the bullet train station is also under construction.

The senior official also added that the administration is looking into the traffic diversions that will be needed once the new infrastructure is in place. A survey of buildings close to the metro stations is also planned.

NHSRCL spokesperson Dhananjay Kumar said that land acquisition issues could be dealt with by December 2018 after which the construction work will gather speed.