L&T And NHSRCL Signs Another Agreement for 88 Km viaduct on Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor


National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) and L&T signed the contract agreement on Wednesday for design and construction of 88 km long viaduct along ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor.

The contract includes, design and construction of 88 Km viaduct between Vadodara and Ahmedabad, elevated HSR stations at Anand/Nadiad, maintenance depot and several bridges throughout the corridor.

Details reveal five stations in Anand/Nadiad, namely Vapi, Billimora, Surat and Bharuch, and a mountain tunnel of 350 meters.

With this contract NHRSCL has awarded civil contracts for the construction of 92 per cent of Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR alignment in Gujarat.

The total cost of projects awarded in the contract is Rs. 32,000 crore, and this is likely to boost cement, steel and related supply chains in the region.

On the occasion of signing, Achal Khare, Managing Director of NHSRCL said, NHSRCL has signed two big contracts only in last one month, and construction activities will soon start, these activities will create jobs and they have also initiated skilling programs necessary, and the skilling initiatives will not only make youth skilled and atmanirbhar, but also improve employability in the project.

Prior to this agreement, NHSRCL had signed another contract for 237 Km viaduct between Vapi and Vadodara in Gujarat, of the total 508 Km HSR alignment.

In parallel progress, Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR project has already successfully acquired 929 Ha. land of the required 1396 Ha. and statutory clearances as deemed necessary for project from departments of forestry, wildlife protection, costal regulation and zone clearance are acquired, in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

The total cost of Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR project is expected to cost Rs. 1.08 lakh crore, where government of India will pay Rs. 10,000 crore and each of state government will pay Rs. 5000 crore, and rest of Rs. 88 lakh crore is secured from Japan trough a loan at 0.1 per cent annual interest.