The bullet train: The biggest railway project is now being run to give progress to the country, about which Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has made a big statement. On the country biggest bullet train project, the minister said 100 percent of the 1389.49-hectare land required for the project has been successfully acquired.
The maximum extent of land acquired for the project is in Gujarat (951.14 ha), followed by Maharashtra (430.45 ha), and Dadra and Nagar Haveli (7.90 ha). This will prove to be a milestone for India National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited. The first corridor of the bullet train project will be between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, which will extend to Gujarat, Maharashtra, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli.
120.4 km of girders launched
The NHSRCL said all civil contracts for the project have been awarded in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Out of this, 120.4 km of girders have been launched, and 271 km of pier casting has been completed.
This great work includes a 350-meter-long mountain tunnel near the village of Jaroli in Gujarat within 10 months. The project also includes the construction of the first steel bridge spanning 70 meters on NH53 in Surat. More are planned at various stages of construction.
Work completed on six rivers
The work on six river crossings, including Par, Purna, Ambika, Auranga, Mindhola, and Venganiya, has been completed. But work on the Tapti, Narmada, Mahi, and Sabarmati rivers is still going on. Apart from this, sound barriers are also being installed on the side of the bridge to reduce the noise of bullet train operations. Under this, the work on India first 7-kilometer-long underground rail tunnel has started. The tunnel is part of the 21-km-long tunnel between Bandra Kurla Complex and Shilphata in Maharashtra.