Date of Post : 09 Oct, 2018
New Delhi: The NHSRCL (National High Speed Corporation Ltd.) is gearing to float more than 20 tenders for the bullet train project by January next year, sources in the railway ministry said. The tenders amounting to Rs 88,000 crore will be for coaches, infrastructure, signalling, technology, etc., the source said.
- In July, the NHSRCL floated its maiden tender for the bullet train project for building a bridge in Navsari district of Gujarat.
- It will be the first of the 60-odd bridges on the 508-km high-speed corridor between Mumbai in Maharashtra and Ahmedabad in Gujarat.
- Of the 508.17-km long corridor, 155.76 km will be in Maharashtra, 348.04 km in Gujarat and 4.3 km in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
- NHSRCL is in the process of acquiring land with the help of the state governments.
- NHSRCL has to acquire 1,434 hectares of land from 298 villages in Gujarat and 350 hectares from 104 villages in Maharashtra.
- A joint measurement survey to finalise the alignment and land required has been completed in most villages in Thane district, said NHSRCL officers.
- NHRSCL has gotten possession of the required land in Bandra Kurla Complex, which will serve as the starting point in the city for the bullet train.
- Godrej-owned land in Vikhroli has also been sought for the TBMs (Tunnel-Boring Machines), but the issue is pending in court.
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