The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited has entered into an agreement for the supply of material and laying of tracks and track-related works and for a high-speed double line between Vadodara and Vapi.
The NHSRCL is executing the high-speed rail corridor for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train. The agreement was signed with IRCON International. The ballast-less slab track system of the Japanese bullet train, Shinkansen, will be used for India’s first high-speed rail project. Japan Railway Track Consultant has provided the detailed design and drawings of major high-speed rail track components such as RC track bed, track slab arrangement, and continuous welded rail.
Satish Agnihotri, the managing director of the NHSRCL, said: “We have received support from our Japanese partners in a very effective manner. ” He added: “I appreciate the technical support extended by JICC, JARTS, and JRTC for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project.
” Minister of economy and development, the embassy of Japan in India, Miyamoto Shingo, said on the occasion: “Under this agreement, Indian contractors will receive the transfer of Japanese Shinkansen technology which will give a big boost to the Make in India initiative. ”
The new contract for the tracks is a giant step for the project. The contract for the construction of the elevated corridor and bridges and stations has already been awarded.