New Delhi: National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has signed second contract agreement for design and construction of 88 km (Approx) of viaducts between Vadodara and Ahmedabad in Gujarat (C-6 package) including construction of elevated HSR station at Anand/Nadiad for Mumbai- Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor, with Larsen & Toubro Limited. Last month L&T had secured this mega project from NHSRCL to construct 87.569 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project, popularly referred as the Bullet Train project.
With this, NHSRCL has awarded civil contracts for the construction of 92 percent of MAHSR alignment in the state of Gujarat (325 Km out of 352 Km in Gujarat). It also includes five HSR stations (Vapi, Billimora, Surat, Bharuch, Anand/Nadiad, Train depot at Surat and One Mountain Tunnel of 350 metres.
Last month, NHSRCL had signed contract agreement of 237 km length of viaduct between Vapi (Zaroli Village at Maharashtra- Gujarat Border) and Vadodara in the state of Gujarat for 508 kms of Mumbai- Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor.
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NHSRCL’s Managing Director Achal Khare stated “NHSRCL team has signed two big contracts for the civil works of MAHSR project in last one month. As the construction works will soon start, besides the steel and cement industries the local industries, manufactures and allied supply chains will also get a boost. The construction activities will also create jobs, for which NHSRCL has already started providing construction related training. The Skill development training programmes will not only make the youth Atmanirbhar but will also improve their employability in the project.”
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