Mumbai-Ahmedabad rail passage: NHSRCL, L&T consent to arrangement for 88-km viaduct

The National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) on Wednesday consented to the second agreement arrangement for plan and development of 88 km of viaducts among Vadodara and Ahmedabad in C-6 bundle of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor.

The agreement, endorsed with Larsen and Toubro incorporates the development of raised HSR station at Anand/Nadiad and different stations at Vapi, Billimora, Surat and Bharuch. With this, NHSRCL has granted common agreements for the development of 92% of MAHSR arrangement in Gujarat. The agreement incorporates a train terminal at Surat and one mountain passage of 350 m.

In November, NHSRCL had consented to contract arrangement for 237-km viaduct between Vapi (Zaroli Village at Maharashtra-Gujarat Border) and Vadodara in Gujarat for 508 km of MAHSR hall. “The construction activities will also create jobs, for which NHSRCL has already started providing training. The skill development training programmes will not only make the youth Atmanirbhar but will also improve their employability in the project,” said Achal Khare, MD, NHSRCL. In other advancement, the NHSRCL has accomplished land securing of 929 hectares out of the complete necessity of 1396 HA and acquired legal clearances concerning imperative untamed life, ranger service, beach front guideline and zone clearances in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

The expense of the MAHSR venture is fixed at Rs 1.08 lakh crore and according to the shareholding design, the Government of India is to pay Rs 10,000 crore to the NHSRCL, while the two states included, Gujarat and Maharashtra, are to pay Rs 5,000 crore each. The rest is to be paid by Japan through a credit at 0.1 percent interest.

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