New Delhi: Union Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday told parliament that the 'Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR)' project is the only sanctioned project of High-Speed Rail (HSR) in the country which is under execution with financial and technical assistance from the government of Japan. "A special purpose vehicle (SPV), namely National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has been formed to implement the project," he said in a written response to a question in Rajya Sabha.
As per the Minister, the current status of MAHSR project is as under:-
The total cost incurred on the MAHSR Project up-to-the June 2021 is approximately Rs 13,483 crores, mainly on Land Acquisition, Utility Shifting, and Contractual Payments. The project has suffered delays due to the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and slow progress in handing over land in the state of Maharashtra.
The Ministry has assigned the work for survey and preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the seven High-Speed Rail (HSR) corridors to National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) which include Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore and Mumbai-Pune-Hyderabad routes of South India and the same is under progress.
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