Date of Post: 28 Sep, 2017
Vadodara: The final survey for the Vadodara stretch of the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project will begin soon.
The survey will be carried out by a team from the NHSRCL (National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd.) in coordination with officials of the Vadodara railway division & the RITES (Rail India Technical & Economic Services).
- The elevated track in the Vadodara stretch will be around 17km long starting from Bajwa to Makarpura.
- Although the width of the track will be 15 to 16 metres in major areas, at near platform number 6 of Vadodara railway station, NHSRCL will require 30-35 metres wide stretch to set up the platform for bullet train.
- The authorities are considering demolishing the entire architectural facade of the Alkapuri end near platform number 6 of the railway station for the project.
- An official said,”While we have worked out the proposed alignment, things will get clear only with the final survey. During the survey, we will work out locations of peers (pillars) on the stretch on the basis of which it will be decided what needs to be dismantled on the route.”
- The peers will have a clear height of around 18 metres all through the stretch.
- The official said,”At most places, the pillars will be located at the centre of the roads so that the roads also remain operational beneath the elevated tracks causing minimum disturbance.”
- Once, the final survey gets over, the process for land acquisition will begin.