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Friday , 17 May 2024

Track package contract signed for bullet train

As per the recent reports,  National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHRCL) has signed an agreement with IRCON International Limited for design, supply and construction of track and track related works for Double Line High Speed Railway (237 Km between Vadodara and Vapi in the state of Gujarat) for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor (MAHSR T-2 Package).  The ballastless slab Track system as used in Japanese HSR (Shinkansen) will be used on India’s first Bullet Train project or the HSR project. Japan Railway Track Consultant Co. Limited (JRTC) has provided the detailed design and drawing of major HSR track components like RC Track bed, Track slab arrangement and continuous welded rail (CWR) forces etc. for the contract.  The initiative has been supported by JICA . The technical support  comes from JICC, JARTS and JRTC for MAHSR project. It is expected that ,under this contract, Indian contractors will receive transfer of Japanese Shinkansen technology which will give a big boost to Make in India initiative.

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