Mumbai-Ahmedabad The High-Speed Train Corridor is a high-speed rail route that is currently under development that connects India’s economic capital, Mumbai, with the city of Ahmedabad. It will be India’s first high-speed rail route when finished.
While construction on India’s first bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is continuing, Union Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw announced that for the first time, a Girder launcher has been installed on the bullet train’s bridge.
“Girder launcher placed on viaduct of bullet train. New construction technologies in railways,” tweeted the Union Minister.
Typically, a Girder is suspended by a chain pulley, and the rotation of the suspended girder is controlled manually using ropes. The Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Train Corridor is a high-speed rail route under development that connects India’s economic powerhouse Mumbai with the city of Ahmedabad. When finished, it will be India’s first high-speed rail route.
The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) was established on February 12, 2016 under the Companies Act, 2013, with the purpose of financing, constructing, maintaining, and managing the High-Speed Rail Corridor in India. The Company has been designed as a ‘Special Purpose Vehicle’ in the joint sector, with equity involvement from the Central Government through the Ministry of Railways and two State Governments, namely the Governments of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Apart from being a technological wonder, the High-Speed Rail (HSR) project will provide several quantitative benefits such as reduced travel time, vehicle operation costs, reduced pollution, job creation, reduced accidents / better safety, imported fuel replacement, and reduced contaminants.