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NHSRCL – Mumbai to Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor – India - Project Profile

NHSRCL – Mumbai to Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor – India - Project Profile


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National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL), a subsidiary of Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) under Ministry of Railways (MoR) is undertaking the construction of new rail link that runs from Mumbai to Ahmedabad in India.

The project involves the construction of a 508km high-speed rail link capable of trains running at 320kmph. It includes the construction of 12 railway stations, signaling units, interchange sections, passageways, laying of rail tracks and other related facilities.

The project also includes the construction of a 11 tunnels comprising a 7km tunnel under the Arabian Sea and a 21km long undersea tunnel from Thane and Virar in Mumbai, and tracks without ballast and two viaducts.

Japan will fund about 80% of the project value.

The Systra, Italferr, and RITES were appointed as the study consultants for the project. The companies have submitted the pre-feasibility report to the Ministry of Railways.

In September 2013, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was appointed to conduct a detailed feasibility study for the project.

As of March 2015, a Japanese consortium, led by the East Japan Railway Company, the China National Railway Administration, and a consortium each from France and Spain are the four major competitors interested in the project.

In July 2015, the feasibility study on the project was completed.

On November 27, 2015, the Government of Japan (GoJ) has committed to provide an assistance package proposal for the project involving technical, operation and maintenance (O&M) and financial assistance.

GoJ has committed to fund 81% of project cost, on condition that MoR buys 30% of equipment including the coaches and locomotives from Japanese firms.

On December 12, 2015, the governments of India and Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation and assistance for the project. JICA has offered an assistance of US$11,750 million loan. The loan is approved for a period of 50 years with 15 years of a moratorium at an interest rate of 0.1%.

As of August 2016, the project is facing delay for land acquisition to build the originating station at Bandra-Kurla complex (BKC). The government suggested that the station will be located at the alternative locations at Bandra Reclamation.

On October 14, 2016, Rites invited bids for geotechnical & geophysical investigation services and the final location survey to mark the alignment for the 21km long tunnel of the project with a submission deadline on October 25, 2016. However, further information is yet to be revealed.

On December 9, 2016, NHSRCL signed an General consultancy (GC) contract with the joint venture of Japan International Consultants for Transportation (JIC), Nippon Koei, and the Oriental Consultants Global Company Ltd. The GC is to provide design and bidding assistance for the public works and systems required for the construction of a high-speed railway.

In April 2017, Government of Maharashtra has agreed to give land at BKC.

In July 2017, NHSRCL awarded a contract to perform social impact assessment study (SIA) to a Mumbai-firm called Arcades, while the firm is expected to submit its first report by the end of September 2017.

The groundbreaking ceremony is expected by the end of 2017. The main construction works are expected to commence in 2018 with completion scheduled by the end of 2023.


The project involves the construction of a 508km high-speed rail link from Mumbai to Ahmedabad connecting the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat in India.

The US$17,017 million project includes following:

1. Construction of 11 tunnels including 21km long undersea tunnel

2. Construction of two viaducts

3. Construction of 12 railway stations

4. Construction of signaling units

5. Construction of interchange sections

6. Construction of passage-ways

7. Construction of terminals

8. Laying of rail tracks

9. Installation of elevators and escalators at terminals

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