Ministry of Railways | Status on High Speed Rail Corridors

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Indian Railways floats the revised tender of semi high speed 44 Vande Bharat trains sets
Indian Railways floats the revised tender of semi high speed 44 Vande Bharat trains sets

Presently, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail is the only sanctioned High Speed Rail project in the Country being executed with technical & financial assistance of Government of Japan. The current status of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) Project is as under:-

    • All Statutory Clearances relating to wildlife, Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) and Forest clearance have been obtained.
    • Out of total land requirement of approx. 1396 ha., about 1193 ha. Land has been acquired.
    • The entire project has been divided into 27 Contract packages. At present, 12 packages have been awarded, 3 are under evaluation and Tenders has been invited for 4 packages.
    • Out of total 352 KM length in Gujarat and Dadra & Nagar Haveli (DNH), civil works in 342 KM length have started.

The anticipated cost increase and timeline can be fully ascertained only after completion of land acquisition and finalisation of all contracts.

Further, the Ministry of Railways (MoR) has decided to undertake survey and prepare the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for seven High Speed Rail Corridors as under:-

  1. Delhi – Varanasi.
  2. Delhi – Amritsar.
  3. Delhi – Ahmedabad.
  4. Mumbai – Nagpur.
  5. Mumbai – Hyderabad.
  6. Chennai – Bangalore – Mysore.
  7. Varanasi – Howrah.

 

This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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